ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mark Begich used the Halloween holiday and buttons to continue the campaign to block genetically engineered salmon that grow faster than wild salmon.
Begich in a press release Monday says he and staff members delivered "No Frankenfish" buttons to every Senate office on Capitol Hill to raise awareness of the issue.
The buttons show a fish with oversized teeth.
Begich, a Democrat, and Republican Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski are urging the Food and Drug Administration to reject approval of genetically engineered salmon.
The Alaskans say not enough is known about the fish and that they could harm fisheries in coast states.
Begich says wild salmon are one of the nation's richest resources and best foods and there's no need to create fake "Frankenfish" to replace wild salmon.