Ben & Jerry’s CEO Jostein Solheim (left) and Friends of the Earth’s biotechnology policy campaigner Eric Hoffman (right) are ice creaming against this fishy business. Photo: Friends of the Earth via Flickr

by Ashley Braun

Source: Grist

Most ice cream lovers probably wouldn’t line up for any flavor dubbed “Something’s Fishy.” That is, unless it were Ben & Jerry’s phamous Phish Food in political disguise.

Because Ben & Jerry’s cone not stand the thought of genetically engineered (GE) salmon — it fears GE cows will mooove in next — the company has taken an official stance against AquaBounty’s GE salmon currently being examined by the FDA. Last week, the ice cream makers co-hosted a protest rally outside the White House with nonprofits Friends of the Earth, Food and Water Watch, and Center for Food Safety. In addition to heaping helpings of political activism, the company also served a “protest batch” of the cleverly re-named frozen treat, “Something’s Fishy.” It’s “an outrageous flavor protesting genetically engineered salmon,” and it’s chocolatey, marshmallowy good. READ MORE…

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