Senate Questions GE Salmon Environmental Impact

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard held a hearing on Thursday to consider potential environmental issues that could be caused by genetically engineered salmon.

Subcommittee Chairman Mark Begich of Alaska and Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine led the proceedings, voicing concerns about unknown environmental effects if a genetically modified fish were to escape into the wild, and the precedent that would be set if the

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