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Congressman Young Comment on FDA Environmental Assessment of Frankenfish

WASHINGTON, DC – Alaskan Congressman Don Young today released the following statement in response to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) environmental assessment decision that genetically engineered salmon pose “no significant impact” on the environmental or public’s health: 

“I’ve said from the beginning that frankenfish pose a grave threat to Alaska’s wild salmon stocks, and today’s decision by the FDA is foolish and disturbing,” Rep. Young said.  “As the final process moves forward, I will continue the fight with the Alaska Congressional Delegation to ensure that this product never hits the market.” 

“In the 113th Congress, I plan to reintroduce legislation that will at a bare minimum require genetically engineered salmon to be labeled to ensure that the public knows what they are purchasing at the grocery store and feeding to their families.”

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