GM Salmon to be Labeled



In the Senate Appropriations Committee on June 20th, an agricultural spending bill for the fiscal year 2014 was approved. Alaskan Senator Lisa Murkowski sponsored an amendment that would require at least $150,000 in the budget to allow for genetically engineered salmon to be labeled. It passed with a 15-14 vote. The FDA is not concerned about the safety of the salmon, which grow twice as fast as regular salmon, but they are more concerned with the introduction to the market causing contamination of the regular stocks of salmon.


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