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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is being sued by what is called "a broad coalition of environmental, consumer, and commercial and recreational fishing organizations" that is challenging the government's approval of genetically engineered salmon for commercial sale and human consumption.

The coalition objects to FDA's decision not to require labeling of the GE fish "to let consumers know what they are buying, which led Congress to call for labeling in the 2016 omnibus spending bill. FDA’s approval also ignored comments from nearly 2 million people opposed to the approval because the agency failed to analyze and prevent the risks to wild salmon and the environment, as well as fishing communities, including the risk that GE salmon could escape and threaten endangered wild salmon stocks."

The plaintiff coalition, represented by legal counsel from Center for Food Safety and Earthjustice, includes Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations, Institute for Fisheries Resources, Golden Gate Salmon Association, Kennebec Reborn, Friends of Merrymeeting Bay, Ecology Action Centre, Food & Water Watch, Center for Biological Diversity, Friends of the Earth, Cascadia Wildlands, and Center for Food Safety.
KC's View:
The question is, what are people and companies afraid of when they refuse to tell people stuff? Information isn't just a potentially powerful sales tool, but it also is an inevitable component in conducting business in the 21st century.