Alaska Legislature Passes Genetically Modified Salmon Resolution

The Alaska Legislature has passed a resolution about genetically modified salmon.

The Food and Drug Administration is well on its way to approving the Aqua Bounty corporation’s plans to market the fish.

The resolution, which passed the House last month and the Senate unanimously on Monday, asks the FDA to take another look at the potential risks of allowing the so-called “franken-fish” on the market. If the draft finding holds up, the resolution calls on the federal government to require labeling of genetically-modified salmon.

It was sponsored by freshman Representative Geran Tarr of Anchorage.