This week on the Food Nation Radio Network we spoke with Jaydee Hanson, the Senior Policy Analyst for The Center for Food Safety about the proposal in front of the FDA that would allow genetically modified salmon to be produced and sold in the United States. As you’ll hear, the public spoke out against the proposal en masse, but barring a major reversal in government policy, look for this salmon to be on the market shortly. While there is pending legislation that would require specific labeling of this particular salmon, unless it is labeled appropriately, you won’t even know you’re eating it.
Here’s what he had to say:
From The Center for Food Safety’s website: Jaydee Hanson works as a policy analyst for the Center for Food Safety on issues related to nanotechnology, animal cloning and animal genetic engineering. He also works for the Center’s sister agency, the International Center for Technology Assessment (ICTA) where he directs their work on human genetics, synthetic biology and nanotechnology. He is the US co-chair for the Nanotechnology Taskforce of the Transatlantic Consumers Dialogue and a fellow of the Institute on Biotechnology and the Human Future.
Elizabeth Dougherty has been a food writer for over 10 years, attended culinary school and holds a Bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations from NYIT. She has been a talk show host of nearly 200 episodes of Food Nation Radio which airs each Saturday afternoon at 4 on WWBA AM820 News, Sunday morning at 8 on both WAMT AM1190 News and WIXC AM1060 News. You can read her articles and hear previous shows on her podcastpage on the Food Nation Radio Network website and on Facebook.