Lest the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) alters its position on the labeling of genetically modified salmon products, one Alaskan senator and one presidential hopeful may hold up the voting process for the agency’s new commissioner.
Senator Lisa Murkowski and Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders have threatened to block President Barack Obama’s nominee for the FDA commissioner position, Califf, who garnered support from the Senate panel on Tuesday, according to a report from the Associated Press.
Murkowski has optioned to hold up the vote unless the agency makes assurances that it will write new rules for the labeling of GM salmon, products that could harm Alaska’s wild salmon industry, the Republican official has claimed.
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