Frankenfish is here and unlabeled

| May 8, 2012
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The FDA announced it considers the Genetically Engineered AquaAdvantage salmon safe before Labor Day. The Alaskan Senator Mark Begrich called it “frankenfish.” The approved GE AquaAdvantage will be the first genetically engineered animal in the U.S. food supply. This fact will raise the stakes of the FDA’s approval process, as it is a precedent for all future GE animals. Because of a regulatory decision in the 1980s that no new laws are needed to regulate genetically engineered foods, the FDA is actually regulating the GE salmon as a drug.

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