The Northwest Fights GE Salmon: Indigenous Perspectives
MON APRIL 30, 2-3PM PST
Film Premiere & Webinar
Join Center for Food Safety and Community Alliance for Global Justice for a free webinar on Monday April 30, where we’ll be discussing the risks of genetically engineered salmon in the Northwest region.
The webinar includes the premiere of the new short film, “Salmon People – The Risks of Genetically Engineered Fish for the Pacific Northwest”, co-produced by Community Alliance for Global Justice, Muckleshoot Food Sovereignty Project and New Canoe Media.
- Valerie Segrest, Muckleshoot Food Sovereignty Project
- Fawn Sharp, Quinault Nation
- George Kimbrell, Center for Food Safety
- Pete Knutson, Loki Fish Co.
- Heather Day, Moderator, Community Alliance for Global Justice
Salmon is a cultural and ecological keystone species in the Northwest, making the approval of GE salmon a distinct point of concern for communities in this region. Northwest tribes and tribal members have voiced strong concerns around the potential impacts of corporations producing and distributing GE salmon, and have initiated political opposition at state and national levels in response to the biotech firm, AquaBounty Inc.’s submission for approval to market GE salmon in the U.S.Help spread the word on Facebook.