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SB711: Luddites attack Hawaii GE aquaculture
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Senate Ag Committee to Hear GE Fish Bill

News Release from Hawaii Crop Improvement Association

The Senate Committee on Agriculture, chaired by Senator Clarence Nishihara and Vice Chair Gil Kahele, will hear SB 711 relating to genetically engineered fish at a hearing immediately following the joint hearing with the Committee on Energy and Environment (which is hearing the other two anti-biotech bills):

Tuesday, February 1, 3:00 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol - Room 229

Comments or testimony can be submitted on the web at the

State Capitol website

TALKING POINTS IN OPPOSITION TO SB 711

SB 711 would prohibit the sale of genetically engineered fish and fish products unless conspicuously labeled. 

  • We support existing federal requirements for accurate food labels that communicate information relevant to health, safety and nutrition of all food products sold in the United States.

  • The U.S. Food & Drug Administration's (FDA) labeling guidance requires that a food label must reveal all facts about that food.  For instance, the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act requires that if a biotech food differs significantly from a conventional food in its nutritional or allergenic properties that fact must be disclosed on the label.
  • State-based labeling requirements that differ from established, stringently enforced federal guidelines provide no value for consumers and only serve to disparage biotechnology foods.

  • In the scientific judgment of the FDA, there is no significant difference between foods produced using biotechnology and their conventional counterparts.

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