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Rep. Geran Tarr

NEWS: Consumers Have a Right to Know the Genetically Modified Ingredients in Their Food

Anchorage – The U.S. Senate passed legislation Thursday that that would create a mandatory national system for disclosing genetically modified ingredients in food products. The bill passed by a vote of 63-30. Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) has been a vocal advocate for a strong labeling system in Alaska. She is concerned the federal legislation would limit the ability for individual states to implement stricter labeling requirements than the proposed national system.

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Rep. Tarr’s Newsletter: Say No to Food Waste & Frankenfish in Alaska

February started out with a bang and a bit of sunshine. The budget situation has us all looking for ways to be more efficient with our resources. One issue getting a lot of attention is the issue of food waste. Last September, the US Secretary of Agriculture called for a 50% reduction in food waste by the year 2030 and in December the federal government passed new tax incentives aimed at making it easier for businesses, including restaurants, grocery stores, and fisherman, to donate food.

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Rep. Geran Tarr

NEWS: Representative Tarr Introduces Legislation to Protect Wild Alaska Salmon

JUNEAU – Today, Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) introduced legislation aimed at protecting wild Alaska salmon and thriving, sustainable fisheries.  House Bill 258 will prohibit the sale of genetically modified fish, dubbed “Frankenfish,” in the state of Alaska.  House Joint Resolution 28 denounces the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s recent approval of AquaBounty’s AquAdvantage genetically engineered salmon.  This is the first time a genetically modified animal has been approved by the FDA for human consumption.

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Rep. Geran Tarr’s Newsletter: Fighting Frankenfish in Alaska

NO FRANKENFISH!

I introduced a resolution this week that would urge congress and the federal government to ban the sale of GMO salmon, you can read about it or read the resolution. If you want to show your support, send us an email and we’ll share it with the Fisheries Committee. Meanwhile, Sen. Begich is fighting against the sale of genetically modified salmon too. Contact him and let him know that you support his efforts. The comment period is closing in a couple of weeks, and we hope that you’ll voice your opinion. Your voice can be the difference that protects our Alaskan livelihood against frankenfish.

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