A recent study showed that genetically modified salmon can produce hybrids with brown trout, a closely related species. The study also showed that the GM hybrids were even more dominant in the natural ecosystem than their GM parents.
The Food and Drug Administration recently released the environmental assessment for AquaBounty’s AquAdvantage salmon. They are asking for comments about the document. The comment period is open until 25 Feb 2013.
Worried that genetically modified salmon won’t make it to market and onto your plate? Worry no more. Aqua Bounty, creators of the AquAdvantage salmon, have found a plentiful source of cash.
Genetically modified salmon could be on store shelves sooner than expected. While the FDA hasn’t approved the GM salmon, they have ruled that the fish is not unsafe and poses no environmental risks.
FDA poised to take action on the first-ever application to market a genetically engineered salmon without adequate consideration of environmental risks and public input
California bill AB88 supports labeling genetically engineered fish.
The FDA is close to approving genetically engineered salmon, despite concerns about its effects on our health and the environment.
FDA May Approve the Controversial Fish Despite Widespread Opposition
Genetically engineered salmon may be approved any day now.
Four thousand Scottish salmon escaped from Loch Duart Salmon Farm in Scotland. If ordinary salmon can escape a farm, why can’t GM salmon? Silly question. Of course GM salmon will be able to escape into the wild.
When the FDA held hearings on AquaBounty’s AquAdvantage GMO salmon earlier this year, they neglected to include a statement by other federal agencies indicating that raising the GMO salmon in open-ocean pens would violate the U.S. Endangered Species Act.
The FDA is very close to approving AquAdvantage genetically modified salmon here in the US.
We’re in the midst of the 60 day comment period now, which means now is the time to get heard.
Wild salmon populations are dwindling from over fishing, and consumers’ taste for the fish is far outpacing the salmon’s ability to reproduce. It takes about 3 years for these fish [ … ]