This framework should really be called the Dirty Future Act. In every way possible, Pallone’s proposal fails to address the climate crisis, which is extremely disappointing considering the congressman considers himself to be an environmental leader.
For decades, the federal government has pushed to expand marine finfish aquaculture in federal waters, despite massive public opposition and negative global experiences with the industry, including but not limited to: farmed fish spills, parasites, disease, conflicts with marine life, use of antibiotics and other toxins, harm to wild fisheries and coastal economies, and the devastation of native wild fish stocks.
This report, provides a scientific overview of the concerns with genetically engineered food animal experiments that are underway, and reveals the risks to human health, the environment and animal welfare.
It is time to embark upon a similarly ambitious set of reforms to ensure no elected or appointed official, including the president, is allowed to abuse their power.