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.
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USDA recently announced that it was going to provide a half a million dollars in funding for a company called AquaBounty, who are pursuing research on how to “invent” genetically modified salmon that are sterile, so they won’t have the ability to interbreed with the native species.
When you let the GMO industry police itself and evaluate the safety of its own products, you are bound to get something different than if you had (or let) independent scientists do so. I’ve covered the scientific limitations of GMO studies commissioned or conducted by the GMO industry before, as well as 13 scientific studies that have identified a link between GMOs and organ disruption. News is out now that may be even more disturbing.
FDA is preparing to announce its approval of genetically engineered salmon soon. Even worse, this fish may not even be labelled as genetically engineering or genetically modified.