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Consumer group files SEC complaint about GE salmon company's misrepresentations
Dan Bacher
Food and Water Watch, a consumer group that opposes the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) to build the peripheral tunnels, catch shares programs to privatize the oceans, and the environmentally destructive of practice of fracking, has filed a complaint with the Securities Exchange Commission highlighting some of the ways that AquaBounty, the producer of genetically engineered salmon misrepresents its sole product. The Obama administration continues to fast track the approval of salmon for human consumption, in spite of massive opposition to Frankenfish by consumer organizations, fishing groups, Tribes, environmental groups, and elected officials. Genetically engineered salmon is in reality the ultimate privatization of life itself. “The SEC needs to ensure that investors are able to distinguish between what AquaBounty says in its disclosures and the facts on the ground,” said Food Water Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter. “Aquabounty’s SEC filing confirms a long history of misrepresentation and missing transparency. Even the FDA was recently compelled to rein in AquaBounty for falsely stating that FDA will not require GE salmon to be labeled.” Genetically engineered salmon pose a giant risk to fisheries, human health and the environment. If they escape into the wild, they could push struggling Central Valley Chinook, Klamath River and other West Coast salmon populations over the edge of extinction. I applaud Food and Water Watch for standing up for the fish, people and the environment. Below is the news release about the filing of the complaint. For more information, go to: http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/food/genetically-engineered-foods/stop-frankenfish/

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