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2015-11-19. FDA approves AquaBounty Technologies' application to sell the genetically modified salmon to U.S. consumers

posted Feb 3, 2016, 7:41 PM by Alan Gould
Wikipedia. For GSS Losing Biodiversity chapter 4. Excerpt: ...The decision marks the first time a genetically modified animal has been approved to enter the United States food supply. The decision came nearly twenty years after the company first submitted data to the FDA, and after they had raised ten generations of the animals. The announcement released by the FDA states: "AquAdvantage salmon is as safe to eat as any non-genetically engineered (GE) Atlantic salmon, and also as nutritious."  ...a release of GM fish from a salmon farm into the wild, the GM salmon could initially outcompete wild-type salmon for food. This success would allow the GM salmon's greater survival.  ...Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Aldi, and other grocery stores throughout the United States have announced that they would not offer AquAdvantage.  ...the application for FDA approval of AquAdvantage salmon specified land-based tank cultivation with no ocean involvement. ...AquaBounty addresses these concerns by cultivating reproductively incapable females. Most escapees cannot reproduce either natively or by interbreeding with wild stocks, because treatments of eggs have been found to render 98.9% of them triploid; batches with more than 5% diploid individuals will be destroyed. The company plans to provide farmers with fish rather than eggs,[1] and has proposed that AquAdvantage fish only be raised in land-based facilities....  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AquAdvantage_salmon