A petition has just been launched – by Islanders Say No to GM Salmon – to ban the production of genetically-modified salmon eggs at the AquaBounty facility in Prince Edward Island.
Council of Canadians activist Leo Broderick says, “A coalition of PEI organizations has lobbied both Liberal and Tory governments over the years for a GM-free province. Now because of the urgency of the situation we’ve come together to focus on a GM salmon ban. Canada has not yet approved commercial production of the GM salmon eggs but we fear if the U.S. gives approval to human consumption of GM salmon the Harper government will quickly follow suit and approve not only the sale of the frankenfish in grocery stores but the production of mutant salmon eggs as well.”
To sign the petition, please go to http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/Stop_Frankenfish_Egg_Production/?ccjFNab.
More on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/IslandersSayNoToFrankenfish?fref=ts.