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Genetically-engineered salmon caught in tangled regulatory net

David Bennett, Delta Farm Press Jan. 20, 2012 2:26pm

  • Salmon are potentially America's first GE animal approved for human consumption; raising a host of worries among critics including the impact on the environment should they escape fish farms.
  • Years ago, AquaBounty submitted an application for its GE salmon to the FDA. In late 2010, preliminary analysis by the FDA said the fish were safe for consumption. That was hardly the last word as the approval process has since moved through a handful of other federal agencies.

A Senate hearing placed a spotlight on the regulatory tangle surrounding the approval process for genetically-engineered salmon. Potentially the country’s first GE animal for human consumption, the salmon have raised a host of worries among critics including the impact on the environment should they escape fish farms..... http://westernfarmpress.com/government/genetically-engineered-salmon-caught-tangled-regulatory-net