(Image source: Flickr)

 

BY LOGAN TITTLE

 

A recent report from the FDA has given the go-ahead for genetically modified fish, also known as AquaAdvantage salmon, to inch a little closer to American plates. Here’s KTTU.

 

“The salmon, whose nickname is ‘frankenfish,’ grow twice as fast as normal and would be the first approved scientifically engineered animal for human consumption.”

 

The term ‘frankenfish’ might sound scary, but the super salmon are actually harmless when it comes to consumption and the environment.

 

The Associated Press report the fish have been under review for more than two years and the FDA finally released a statement Friday claiming the fish were just as safe as wild atlantic salmon.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/21/aquaadvantage-genetically-modified-salmon-no-threat_n_2347757.html

 

Aquabounty, the company behind the ‘fish,’ believe this latest step in the approval process for the fish took so long because of critics’ fear that the frankenfish might cause allergies or even affect the natural salmon population.

 

“Some environmental and consumer groups quickly condemned the FDA assessment. A final decision is expected after the FDA takes comments from the public for 60 days.”

 

If the salmon are approved, federal guidelines would not require the fish to be labeled as genetically modified so you might not even know you’re eating it.

 

 

 

Genetically-Modified 'Frankenfish' to Appear in U.S. Stores

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Dec 22, 2012

Genetically-Modified 'Frankenfish' to Appear in U.S. Stores

 

(Image source: Flickr)

 

BY LOGAN TITTLE

 

A recent report from the FDA has given the go-ahead for genetically modified fish, also known as AquaAdvantage salmon, to inch a little closer to American plates. Here’s KTTU.

 

“The salmon, whose nickname is ‘frankenfish,’ grow twice as fast as normal and would be the first approved scientifically engineered animal for human consumption.”

 

The term ‘frankenfish’ might sound scary, but the super salmon are actually harmless when it comes to consumption and the environment.

 

The Associated Press report the fish have been under review for more than two years and the FDA finally released a statement Friday claiming the fish were just as safe as wild atlantic salmon.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/21/aquaadvantage-genetically-modified-salmon-no-threat_n_2347757.html

 

Aquabounty, the company behind the ‘fish,’ believe this latest step in the approval process for the fish took so long because of critics’ fear that the frankenfish might cause allergies or even affect the natural salmon population.

 

“Some environmental and consumer groups quickly condemned the FDA assessment. A final decision is expected after the FDA takes comments from the public for 60 days.”

 

If the salmon are approved, federal guidelines would not require the fish to be labeled as genetically modified so you might not even know you’re eating it.

 

 

 

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