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FDA Nearing Decision on Genetically Modified Salmon

Monday, 02 Aug 2010 09:05 AM


Genetically modified salmon may be headed for your dinner plate. AquaBounty says it's on the verge of receiving the FDA's blessing, and if so, it would be the first transgenic animal approved for human consumption, says the Washington Post. The fish grow faster than normal salmon and would reach market in half the time — 16 to 18 months instead of three years.

Genetically engineered foods, such as corn, canola, and soybeans, have been in American diets for years, but critics debate their long-term effect on human health. Concerns for the salmon extend to the environment, fearing the fish will escape their pens and compete with native fish.

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