Backdoor effort in Washington State to label, stigmatize GM salmon

House Bill 2143 says consumers have the right to know exactly what kind of fish they are getting thrown at them in the Pike Place Fish Market. I suppose I would agree, if the intent weren’t so obvious. It won’t look different than any other fish, and it won’t taste different than any other fish, but you just need to know it is different than other fish, because it grew a little faster, thanks to the evil tinkerers in science. The belief is that this caters to political constituency fish farmers, no differently than when politicians cave in to corn farmers about ethanol.

Washington state is a blue state, of course, and there is a reason Democrats in Congress want warning labels on GMOs – because their constituents do. Put “Franken-” in front of almost anything and anti-science progressives are going to be against it because they are motivated by fear – of biology, of vaccines, of energy. Science for progressives is like gay marriage for social conservatives; a slippery slope to Hell. It’s why states like Washington and California lead the country in anti-vaccination sentiment also.

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