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Marine Harvest and WWF-Norway claim that consumers must know if they are buying GM fish. (Photo Credit: FIS Stock)

Marine Harvest, WWF call for proper GM salmon labelling

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Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 23:30 (GMT + 9)

Marine Harvest, the world’s largest farmed salmon producer, does not support the introduction of genetically modified salmon and is calling for it to be labelled as GM if approved for the American market.

The company recalls that amid the ongoing debate in the US on the introduction of genetically modified transgenic salmon, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received an application for approval of GM salmon for human consumption in the US. And it highlights that if authorization is granted, it will be the first genetically modified animal allowed to be sold to consumers.
 
Marine Harvest Group and WWF-Norway believe that consumers should be able to identify if they are buying a GM-product, something that will be impossible with the existing labelling regime. Therefore, they demand that the GM salmon must be appropriately labelled if it is finally approved for the US market.
 
“Salmon is established as a healthy, safe and tasty product. A possible introduction of GM salmon is controversial and might weaken the salmon brand. Marine Harvest does not support the introduction of GM salmon. If the GM salmon is to be approved for consumption, Marine Harvest asks for it to be specifically labelled,” said Kristine Gramstad, Global Director Communications.   
 
The Head of the marine programme at WWF-Norway Karoline Andaur also expressed the environmental conservation group's uneasiness.

“It is critical that salmon farming is produced in a way that minimize the negative impact on the environment. We know too little about the environmental impact of farming of GM salmon,” she said.

“ASC (Aquaculture Stewardship Council) is a certification programme for responsible aquaculture and is the most comprehensive environmental standard that exists for farmed fish. GM salmon cannot be ASC-certified, as transgenic fish are not permitted because of concerns about their unknown impact on wild,” WWF-Norway head added.


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