You may have heard about the AquAdvantage transgenic salmon – it’s is the first genetically engineered (GE) animal intended for the food supply, yet the human health impacts of eating these GE fish are essentially unknown. 

An AquAdvantage Atlantic salmon, top, compared with a same-age control. Photo via. LA Times & Aqua Bounty Farms

An AquAdvantage Atlantic salmon, top, compared with a same-age control. Photo via. LA Times & Aqua Bounty Farms

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its draft assessment about the impact of GE salmon in December – but this study does not adequately examine the risks posed by the potential commercialization of the first GE food animal.

Luckily, we can do something. We have until late February to collect public comments on the need for a more thorough assessment of GE salmon.

We are asking chefs, food professionals, and restauranteurs to sign onto a letter to FDA Commissioner Hamburg. The letter expresses our concern about GE salmon, presses for much more rigorous GE salmon analysis, and states that any GE salmon that may be sold in the future must be adequately labeled.

Please click below to read the letter, and add your name:

The letter and signatures will be delivered to Commissioner Hamburg on February 21. Please add your name if you are concerned about the impacts of GE salmon!