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Policy Comments

June 19th, 2017
Comments from CFS, FOE and allies to FDA regarding the oversight of GE animals (Docket No. FDA‐2008‐D‐0394‐0279)
November 13th, 2015
Comments from 39 farm, environmental, consumer and fishing organizations urging better oversight of biotechnology (Docket No. FDA-2015-N-3403)
November 19th, 2014
Letter to FDA asking fordenial of new animal drug application (NADA) for AquaBounty Technonlogies’ AquAdvantage Salmon in light of environmental record.
April 26th, 2013
Comments from CFS and Earthjustice to FDA opposing approval of genetically engineered, AquAdvantage salmon (Docket No. FDA-2011-N-0899)
April 26th, 2013
Letter to FDA opposing approval of genetically engineered, AquAdvantage salmon from CFS, Greenpeace, American Rivers, Friends of the Earth, Sierra Club, Earthjustice, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Ocean Conservancy (Docket No. FDA-2011-N-0899)
April 26th, 2013
Letter and comments to FDA from leading animals welfare organizations opposing approval of genetically engineered, AquAdvantage salmon (Docket No. FDA-2011-N-0899)
April 24th, 2013
Letters to FDA regarding potential approval of GE salmon co-signed by twelve U.S. Senators, twenty members of the US House
December 19th, 2011
Letter to FDA from CFS and other groups regarding the finding of Infectious Salmon Anemia at AquaBounty's facility in 2009, noting the finding was not taken into consideration by the agency
August 1st, 2011
Center for Food Safety additional comments to FDA and President Obama on new scientific papers regarding GE fish.
December 21st, 2010
Letter to USDA Deputy Commissioner Sharfstein from Ocean Conservancy and Center for Food Safety expressing concern with the potential approval of GE salmon ahead of a full and complete environmental impact review, and urging FDA to uphold its commitment to review all public comments received to date and to establish an additional 30-day public comment period to seek further public input.
December 6th, 2010
Letter to the Minister of the Environment, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Environment Canada, accompanying a statement of opposition to genetically engineered fish from the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN), signed by 60 fisheries and oceans conservation, environmental and social justice groups from across Canada: Letter
December 6th, 2010
Letter to the Minister of the Environment, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Environment Canada, accompanying a statement of opposition to genetically engineered fish from the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN), signed by 60 fisheries and oceans conservation, environmental and social justice groups from across Canada: Statement of Opposition
November 22nd, 2010
Comments from the Yukon River Drainage Fisheries Association (Alaska) to FDA on the approval and labeling of GE salmon
November 22nd, 2010
Comments from the Institute for Fisheries Resources to FDA on the approval and labeling of GE salmon
November 22nd, 2010
Center for Food Safety comments to FDA on the approval and labeling of genetically engineered salmon
November 21st, 2010
Comments from the Alaska Trollers Association opposing the introduction of GE salmon
November 19th, 2010
Comments to FDA from the National Organic Coalition opposing the introduction of GE salmon and urging mandatory labeling should the fish be approved.
November 18th, 2010
Letter from U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) to FDA urging the agency to properly vet the unique issues and concerns raised by GE fish in a more transparent manner
November 17th, 2010
Comments from the Franciscan Action Network to FDA on the approval and labeling of GE salmon
November 17th, 2010
Comments from the National Cooperative Grocers Association to FDA on the approval and labeling of GE salmon
November 17th, 2010
Comments from the American Anti-Vivisection Society to FDA on labeling and approval of genetically engineered salmon
November 10th, 2010
Comments to FDA from the MaryKnoll Office for Global Concerns opposing the introduction of GE salmon, and urging mandatory labeling should the fish be approved.
November 8th, 2010
12 executive officers of some of the nation's largest environmental organizations request that the Food and Drug Administration conduct a thorough Environmental Impact Statement before deciding whether to approve the first ever genetically engineered animal for food
October 28th, 2010
Letter from the City of Tenakee Springs, Alaska, supporting the City of Petersburg's resolution opposing GE salmon; sent to the FDA.
October 28th, 2010
Resolution adopted by the Gustavus City Council (Gustavus, Alaska) expressing opposition to allowing AquaBounty to market genetically engineered salmon
October 20th, 2010
Comments to FDA from Kruzof Fisheries, Inc. (Alaska) urging mandatory labeling of GE salmon should the fish be aproved for commercialization.
October 11th, 2010
Resolution adopted by the City of Petersburg, Alaska opposing an application from AquaBounty Technologies, Inc to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve and market genetically engineered Atlantic salmon in the United States
October 7th, 2010
Letter from Aleutians East Bourough to Senator Murkowski, Senator Begich and Representative Young thanking them for their opposition to GE salmon
October 6th, 2010
Comments from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Conservation Genetics Community of Practice (COP) to the FDA's Veterinary Medicine Advisory Committee on GE salmon approval
September 30th, 2010
Comments from Gregory Moyer, PhD, Regional Geneticist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to FDA's Veterinary Medicine Advisory Committee on GE salmon approval
September 28th, 2010
Letter from Congressional representatives to FDA Commissioner Hamburg opposing the approval of GE salmon
September 27th, 2010
Letter from U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) to FDA urging a delay in any decisions on GE salmon
September 25th, 2010
New York State Assemblyman Michael Benjamin's comments opposing AquAdvantage Salmon for human consumption.
September 23rd, 2010
Comment to FDA from Alaska Governor Seam Parnell, expressing concern about rhe possible approval of GE salmon, and urging that any such salmon be labeled according to Alaska state regulations
September 20th, 2010
Letter from more than a dozen national animal protection organizations opposing approval of genetically engineered salmon
September 16th, 2010
Letter from environmental, consumer and heath organizations
September 16th, 2010
Letter from animal welfare organizations
September 16th, 2010
Letter from food companies, grocers, distributors, chefs and restaurants
September 16th, 2010
Fourteen members of the California State Legislature sent a letter to FDA and President Obama asking them to reject approval of genetically engineered salmon until the 'full suite' of environmental and food safety risks have been addressed.
September 16th, 2010
Comments from the American Anti-Vivisection Society and Farm Sanctuary to FDA on animal health and safety of genetically engineered salmon
September 16th, 2010
Comments from Consumers Union to FDA on labeling and approval of genetically engineered salmon (comments to VMAC)
September 16th, 2010
Letter from fishermen, fishing organizations and associations and salmon protection organizations
September 9th, 2010
Comments to FDA from the Chefs Collaborative opposing GE salmon
September 3rd, 2010
U.S. Congressional Rep. Dennis Kucinich sent a letter to FDA Principle Deputy Commissioner Joshua Sharfstein, Rep. Dennis Kucinich requesting that FDA delay its public meetings by 30 days as well as provide a 90-day public comment period, currently absent from the GE salmon approval process. Rep. Kucinich is the Chairman of the House Domestic Policy Subcommittee, which has broad jurisdiction over many federal agencies, including FDA.
September 1st, 2010
Questions for the FDA from the American Anti-Vivisection Society on animal health and safety of genetically engineered salmon
January 23rd, 2007
CFS joins other environmental groups in expressing serious concern over NOAA's approach to offshore aquaculture issues and demanding that any offshore aquaculture bill proposed in the 2007 include numerous stringent environmental safeguards, including an express prohibition on the farming of genetically engineered fish
January 31st, 2005
Letter of support to Alaskan Senator Kim Elton in regards to his efforts to push for mandatory labeling of GE fish
June 15th, 2004
Comments regarding California's one year review of its transgenic aquatic animal regulations
June 10th, 2004
Letter of endorsement for New York bill that prevents the sale of genetically engineered fish
March 31st, 2004
CFS applauds PETCO Animal Supplies, Inc. and PETSMART for their decision not to sell genetically engineered GloFish: Letter to PETSMART
March 31st, 2004
CFS applauds PETCO Animal Supplies, Inc. and PETSMART for their decision not to sell genetically engineered GloFish: Letter to PETCO
March 30th, 2004
Letter of opposition to the California Fish and Game Commission regarding the exemption of genetically engineered flourescent zebra fish from the restricted species list
March 11th, 2004
Letter of endorsement for a Senate Bill requiring mandatory labeling of genetically engineered fish and shellfish in state of Alaska
February 10th, 2004
Comments to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services regarding the regulation of genetically engineered fish
January 14th, 2004
Letter to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services regarding genetically engineered flourescent zebra fish
December 13th, 2002
Letter to California State Agency regarding the regulation of genetically engineered fish