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U.S. Lawmakers Call On FDA To Ban Genetically Engineered Salmon

July 18, 2011: 09:47 PM EST
A bipartisan group of legislators from the U.S. House and Senate has called on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to not approve the genetically engineered (GE) salmon developed by AquaBounty. The U.S. House approved an amendment that seeks to keep the FDA from approving the GE salmon. Lawmakers, salmon industry leaders, and consumer groups oppose the GE salmon, which they claim can destroy the "genetic adaptations" of wild salmon populations. AquaBounty, however, claims that its GE salmon poses no health risks to humans and that GE salmons will be kept away from natural salmon populations.
Helena Bottemiller, "Lawmakers Tell FDA to Back Off on GE Salmon", Food Safety News, July 18, 2011, © Marler Clark
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