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Just in time for salmon season, the FDA is on the verge of ok’ing genetically modified salmon, dubbed “frankenfish,” by some and considered a wunderfish by others.
The salmon would be the first-ever transgenic animal (one that carries a foreign gene that has been inserted into its DNA) to be available to both U.S. and world consumers. It looks like any other salmon…but there is a definite twist.
Exacerbating criticism, current laws and initial reports suggest the fish would not be required to be labeled, a point the FDA has not yet determined. “A decision has not yet been made regarding labeling for AquAdvantage Salmon,” a spokeswoman for the FDA told MSN News last week.
View the full article here: GMO salmon debate: ‘Frankenfish’ or Wunderfish?
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