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Thursday, December 24, 2015

Yurok Tribe adopts ordinance banning Frankenfish and GMOs

Yurok Tribe adopts ordinance banning Frankenfish and 

by Dan Bacher
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The federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on November 19 approved genetically engineered salmon, "Frankenfish," as being fit for human consumption, in spite of massive public opposition to the decision by fishermen, Tribes, environmental organizations and public interest organization. (

While the FDA may have approved AquaAdvantage salmon for human consumption, these “Frankenfish” and all Genetically Engineered Organisms (GEOs) are now banned on the Yurok Reservation on the Klamath River in northwest California. This ordinance is apparently the first of its kind in the U.S. to specifically address the AquaBounty Technologies’ application for AquAdvantage Salmon, an Atlantic salmon that reaches market size more quickly than non-GE farm-raised Atlantic salmon, as well as all GMOs.

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