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Has that salmon you're eating been genetically engineered? Soon it may be and you won't know: #JustLabelIt

Consumers in California apparently don’t have the right to know if they are buying genetically engineered foods. The California Assembly recently voted down the Consumer Right To Know Act, or AB 88 , which was introduced by Jared Huffman, a Democrat from San Rafael. This is too bad. The bill would have considered genetically engineered fish or fish products "misbranded" if they lacked labeling that conspicuously identifies them as such. The timing of this measure was significant. The first-ever proposed commercialization of salmon genetically engineered to mature more quickly is currently under review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The new fish could hit shelves fairly soon, but we’d never know if we were buying it. Honestly, I don't get it. What's wrong with labeling? Most other developed countries -- the 15 nations in the European Union, Japan, Australia, Braz...

Full article: http://www.onearth.org/blog/fish-feud-the-right-to-know-a...

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