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Alaska's Delegation Continues Fight Against 'Frankenfish'
Alaska's delegation continues to fight against genetically engineered salmon.
ANCHORAGE - Alaska's delegation continues to fight against genetically engineered salmon.
Senator Begich introduced 2 measures to the senate to prevent GE products. The first bill would make it illegal to produce, sell or ship genetically modified salmon products in the United States. The second bill would require any genetically modified salmon product to be clearly labelled as modified.
Congressman Don Young has introduced similar legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives. House Bill 584 would require GE fish to be labeled, so Americans know exactly what type of salmon they're eating.
Opponents of modified salmon fear it will compromise the health of consumers.