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CRISPR could help protect Atlantic salmon from sea lice, reducing need for harsh chemical treatments

Researchers at Norwegian institute Nofima are investigating whether gene editing could provide an answer to the problem of sea lice ...
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Viewpoint: Fast-growing GMO salmon poised to hit US stores in 2020, but why did it take 30 years?

In a few months, the first transgenic (GMO) salmon will be sold in the US, produced in an AquaBounty farms ...
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Viewpoint: How the ‘green lobby’ has partnered with the fishing industry to keep sustainable GMO salmon off our plates for 25 years

What should one make of the following set of facts? A federal government, urged on by self-designated advocates for the ...
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AquaBounty aims to win over consumers before its GMO salmon hits US markets in 2020

Only in the past five years has it become possible to raise thousands of healthy fish so far from the ...
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Alaska Senator Murkowski challenges Trump FDA Commissioner nominee over agency’s approval of fast-growing GMO AquAdvantage salmon

President Donald Trump’s selection to be the next head of the FDA faces a barrage of questions this week about ...
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AquaBounty seeks overseas expansion, anticipating global demand for GMO AquAdvantage salmon

For more than two decades, AquaBounty has been developing its genetically modified AquAdvantage salmon, which the company plans to grow ...
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How market forces, self-regulation and GMO crops are making fish farming more sustainable

More sustainable aquaculture and better-managed fisheries are increasingly actionable for consumers ...
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Lab-grown sushi could help meet booming seafood demand, cut overfishing

Salmon has become the guinea pig of the seas when it comes to using technology to supplement falling fish populations ...
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GMO salmon production begins as first batch of bioengineered eggs arrive at new US facility despite activist opposition

On a winding road on the outskirts of a small Rust Belt town in eastern Indiana, a fish hatchery is ...
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GMO AquAdvantage salmon labeling questions resurface

AquaBounty Technologies, creator of the first-ever salmon genetically engineered for commercial production, doesn’t have to notify Canadian buyers that its ...
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Viewpoint: Outgoing FDA chief Scott Gottlieb scored some wins, but dropped the ball on food labeling, gene-edited plants and animals

Gottlieb’s policy proposals for FDA oversight of gene-edited plants and animals were as inexplicable as they were inconsistent with longstanding U.S. policy ...
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Video: The case for growing (and eating) sustainable GMO AquAdvantage salmon

Recently, a company called AquaBounty earned U.S. approval to begin selling their genetically engineered salmon in grocery stores. The salmon ...
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Podcast: AquaBounty to begin raising GMO AquAdvantage salmon in US as soon as April 2019

A land-based fish farm in East Central Indiana will begin raising AquAdvantage Salmon, genetically engineered Atlantic salmon, as soon as ...
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5 things to know about genetically engineered AquAdvantage salmon coming soon to US grocery stores

Animal genomics expert Alison Van Eenennaam explains the significance of the FDA’s move ...
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US Senator Todd Young eager to sample just-approved sustainable AquaBounty GMO fish

After touring a land-based fish farm that is preparing to raise genetically engineered salmon, U.S. Senator Todd Young is ready ...
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Greenlighting of AquAdvantage salmon could ‘pave the way’ to disease resistant pigs and other GMO animals

[In March 2019], the Food and Drug Administration cleared the last hurdle for the genetically engineered "AquaAdvantage" salmon—the first (and ...
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FDA lifts 2016 import ban on GMO AquAdvantage salmon, confirms fish safe to eat

The Food & Drug Administration announced [March 8] that it will be deactivating a 2016 import alert that prevented genetically ...
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From a sustainability perspective, GMO AquaBounty salmon should be a ‘dream come true’. Why do environmentalists oppose it?

The flip-flop by Food and Water Watch and other advocacy groups rests not on environmental or science-based concerns but on ...
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Canada, US embrace AquAdvantage GMO salmon, Brazil and China may be next

Genetically modified salmon firm AquaBounty has found “very enthusiastic” buyers in Canada, according to president and CEO Ronald Stotish. The ...
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Exploring GMO canola as a cheap source of omega-3 fatty acid for farmed salmon

Something is amiss in the huge barley fields of Montana. Mini-planters punctuate a tiny canola patch an hours’ drive from ...
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Fish feed enhanced with omega-3 oil? UK scientists developing more nutritious food for farmed salmon

Researchers .... are giving farmed salmon feed made from genetically modified crops. The aim of the scientific trial is to ...
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Genetically engineered AquaBounty salmon ready for US market, but caught in Congressional ‘sausage grinder’

“Laws, like sausages, cease to inspire respect in proportion as we know how they are made.” The true version of ...
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Making sense of the patchwork US regulatory system for genetically engineered crops and animals

The faster-growing genetically engineered AquaAdvantage Salmon took 20 years of regulatory scrutiny to gain approval, while the non-browning gene-silenced Arctic ...
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Viewpoint: How politics pollutes the FDA’s genetically modified animal regulations and stifles innovation

AquaBounty's fast-growing salmon and Oxitec's disease-fighting mosquitos are two examples of why genetically modified animals should be regulated by the ...
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The story behind the well-funded opposition to block AquaBounty’s sustainable GMO salmon

Opposition to the world's first GMO animal approved for human consumption was fueled by a variety of sources --from quacks ...
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Transgenic fish are ready for us. Are we ready for them?

After overcoming two decades of regulatory and legal challenges, AquaBounty now faces the ultimate tests as it prepares for the ...
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Talking Biotech: Prospects for approving GMO salmon and rescuing embattled banana

GMO salmon in regulatory purgatory: Dave Conley; GE could rescue Cavendish banana: Pat Heslop-Harrison ...