We Have Not Seen the Last of the Genetically Modified Salmon

Source: Farm Wars

01 August 2011: 38 Agricultural organizations have signed a letter to Congressional Leaders urging them to allow the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to complete its review of the world’s first genetically engineered fish for human consumption.

The move follows a recent amendment to the Agriculture Appropriations Bill (HR2112) that would stop the FDA from spending appropriated funds to finalize its review of the fish.

AquaBounty Technologies AquaAdvantage Atlantic salmon includes a gene from the faster growing Pacific Chinook salmon, which enables it to reach maturity twice as quickly as standard Atlantic salmon.

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