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Public Forum: Genetically Modified Atlantic Salmon

Canada and the U.S. could soon approve a genetically modified (GM) Atlantic salmon – the first-ever GM food animal in the world. The small U.S. company AquaBounty wants to produce GM salmon eggs on PEI, to grow-out in Panama and sell to U.S. consumers. What are the risks for wild Atlantic salmon? What’s happening in Canada? How are we at the centre of this controversy?

Speakers:

• Lucy Sharratt, Coordinator, Canadian Biotechnology Action Network, Ottawa • Eric Hoffman, Biotechnology Policy Campaigner, Friends of the Earth U.S., Washington DC • Jaydee Hanson, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Food Safety, Washington DC • Leo Broderick, Vice Chair, Council of Canadians, PEI

Moderator: Ken Kavanagh, Council of Canadians St. John’s Chapter

Presented by: Canadian Biotechnology Action Network, Center for Food Safety USA, Conservation Council of New Brunswick, PEI and St. John’s Chapters of the Council of Canadians, EarthAction PEI, Ecology Action Centre Nova Scotia, Fundy Baykeeper, PEI Health Coalition, Newfoundland and Labrador Environment Network, Friends of the Earth U.S.

 

Oct 26th, 2011

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