RE: Docket No. FDA-2010-N-0385
Labeling of AquAdvantage genetically engineered salmon
Dear [Decision Maker]
CC: Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, FDA; Deputy Commissioner of Foods Michael Taylor, FDA; Secretary Tom Vilsack, USDA; Secretary Sebelius, Dept. of Health and Human Services; President Obama
I urge you to reject the approval of AquaBounty's transgenic (GMO) salmon and require labeling of all GMO food products, especially transgenic food animals.
As the first transgenic species to be intended for human consumption, AquaBounty's GMO fish has failed to meet the most basic requirements of peer-reviewed scientific standards. Unfortunately, the FDA has failed to require rigorous independent scientific testing to adequately protect the safety of human health, wild fish populations and the environment.
It is unacceptable that consumers continue to be denied their right to know what's in their food and how it's produced. Also, under current law, these genetically engineered salmon would not have to be labeled, therefore leaving consumers in the dark about what they are eating.
As such, AquaBounty's GMO salmon should be rejected to protect consumer and environmental safety and the FDA must mandate the labeling of all GMO food products, including all transgenic food animals.