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.
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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
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.
Pollution and disease are well-known environmental problems associated with salmon farms. Less well-known is just how many food miles it takes to put this fish on your plate.
Genetically engineered salmon may be approved any day now.
Genetically modified organism (GMO) proponents constantly proclaim that GMOs will help feed the hungry and solve world hunger. This is one supposed benefit of genetically modified (GM) salmon as well. But a recent report out of Europe, GE Salmon Will Not Feed the World, says otherwise. Food & Water Watch reports: GE* Salmon Will Not […]
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.
Today marked a small victory for opponents to genetically engineered food. The FDA announced is needs more time to decide if it’s going to approve AquaBounty’s GM salmon, but that doesn’t mean the fight is over for opponents of the GM fish.
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 to reach maturity, meaning that natural populations take years to replenish. Massachusetts-based AquaBounty is has developed a genetically modified salmon that matures in 18 months, […]
Concerned about how sustainable the fish is that you’re eating for dinner? Do you think that the farm raised option is always the best choice for seafood? There are varieties of fish that have fewer chemicals or are from highly managed wild populations that are more sustainable than others. To make the selection of fish […]