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Begich slams FDA on salmon

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Posted: Monday, December 24, 2012 12:07 am

FAIRBANKS — Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, has criticized a recent draft report by the Food and Drug Administration finding that genetically engineered salmon holds “no significant impact” on the environment or public health.

“The notion that consuming Frankenfish is safe for the public and our oceans is a joke,” Begich stated in a news release last week. Begich is chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Oceans and Fisheries.

Begich wants Alaskans to participate in a public comment period, which opens Wednesday. His news release stated his office will “publicize the mechanism for public comment when it becomes available.”

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