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The Cordova Times: Frankenfish legislation on the move

An amendment to require labeling of genetically engineered salmon, introduced by Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, and co-sponsored by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, passed out of the Senate Appropriations Committee on June 20, for a vote on the Senate floor.

The amendment to the Agricultural Appropriations bill would allocate $150,000 to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to implement a requirement to label GE salmon.

“It’s high time this bill to prevent this imposter from disguising itself as the real deal is debated in front of the Senate,” Begich said. “These fake fish are a serious threat to the health of American seafood lovers and consumers have a right to know what’s on their dinner plate.”