Photo of coho salmon courtesy Flickr/Dan Bennett.
As if wild salmon populations didn't already have an uphill battle for survival, a new proposal from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration plans to deregulate genetically engineered salmon -- which means Frankenfish could end up in our rivers and oceans as well as on our plates.
The agency is currently taking the position that there's no possibility of a significant environmental impact from deregulation. The truth is, if genetically engineered salmon escape into the environment, they could create competition for native salmon and potentially spread diseases to wild populations.
Protect wild salmon populations and help avoid the catastrophic risks of genetically engineered salmon escaping. Take action now and tell the FDA to stop genetically engineered salmon from ending up in our environment and at our tables.