Volume 93 Issue 46 | p. 22 | Concentrates
Issue Date: November 23, 2015

U.S. Approves Gene-Altered Salmon

Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: genetically engineered food, salmon, FDA

FDA has approved the first genetically engineered animal intended for food in the U.S.—an Atlantic salmon that is engineered to grow faster than nonmodified salmon. Produced by Massachusetts-based AquaBounty Technologies under the name AquAdvantage Salmon, the modified fish have been awaiting approval in the U.S. for more than a decade. FDA has determined that all regulatory requirements have been met, “including that food from the fish is safe to eat,” says . . .

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