Friday, June 7, 2019

Genetically Engineered Salmon may be Swimming to a Market Near You!



Genetically Engineered Salmon has been in the works for years.  And now it appears it may soon be coming to market.


The Transgene AquaAdvantage Salmon and
a Conventionally Bred Counterpart 

Here is the text of CNN's recent reporting at this link: 


https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/08/politics/fda-approves-sale-genetically-engineered-salmon/index.html


"The Food and Drug Administration announced Friday that it is lifting an import alert that stopped genetically engineered salmon from entering the US. 
"The salmon, called "Frankenfish" by some, won FDA approval in 2015 
-- the first approval of a genetically engineered animal intended for food. The FDA, after years of review, had deemed food from the AquaAdvantage Salmon safe to eat in 2015 and said there is no biological difference between these salmon and nongenetically engineered salmon.

"But Congress blocked the FDA in 2016 from allowing the fish to be sold in the US until it finalized labeling guidelines to inform consumers the product was genetically engineered. The FDA then went ahead and implemented the import alert."

[Editorial note: See earlier NYTimes reporting on this at:  https://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/20/business/genetically-engineered-salmon-approved-for-consumption.html] For your  convenience of reader a pdf copy is also posted immediately below in this blog at:
 http://www.illinoisrighttoknowgmo.org/2019/06/new-york-times-reports-approval-of.html]  

Genetically engineered 'Frankenfish' salmon wins FDA approval