Nov. 19, 2015

FDA approves GM salmon for sale in the US

Genetically modified salmon ok'd for sale in US by FDA

Genetically modified salmon ok’d for sale in US by FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted permission for genetically-modified salmon to be sold in the United States.

Massachusetts-based AquaBounty  has been seeking permission for two decades to sell its genetically-tweaked salmon, which grows three times faster than the real thing. It will be marketed under the brand name AquAdvantage.

This statement is on its website:

“AquAdvantage Salmon is a game-changer that brings healthy and nutritious food to consumers in an environmentally responsible manner without damaging the ocean and other marine habitats,” said CEO Ron Stotish. “Using land-based aquaculture systems, this rich source of protein and other nutrients can be farmed close to major consumer markets in a more sustainable manner.”

More on this story to come ….