31 Mar '16, 1pm

Groups Sue FDA Over Approval of Genetically Engineered Salmon

Groups Sue FDA Over Approval of Genetically Engineered Salmon

AquaBounty’s GE salmon will undertake a 5,000-mile journey to reach U.S. supermarkets. The company plans to produce the GE salmon eggs on Prince Edward Island, Canada. The GE salmon will then be grown to market-size in a facility in Panama, processed into fillets and shipped to the U.S. for sale. That complicated scheme is only for the initial approval, however. AquaBounty has publicly announced plans to ultimately grow its GE fish in the U.S. rather than Panama and sell it around the world. Despite this, FDA’s approval only considered the current plans for the far-flung facilities in Canada and Panama, leaving the risk of escape and contamination of U.S. salmon runs unstudied.

Full article: http://ecowatch.com/2016/03/31/sue-fda-ge-salmon/

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