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Why FDA’s Frankenfish salmon report is fundamentally flawed

Posted on: December 25, 2012

On Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a report about AquaBounty’s genetically engineered salmon, and its significance cannot be overstated. The FDA concluded salmon will be safe for the environment and safe for consumers, giving the green light for the release of this fish to U.S. consumers.

Unless the U.S. Senate steps in to stop it, salmon will become the first genetically modified animal protein to hit the U.S. market. It will be a watershed moment for our food system, of equal importance to Norman Borlaug’s breeding innovations that birthed the Green Revolution and the original genetic innovations that wrought Bt corn and Roundup Ready soybeans that now dominate the Lower 48 food economy.

Continue reading at: Alaska Dispatch

FDA says it’s safe, but I’m sure the “sterility” gene won’t affect you.

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