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Thu Mar 14, 2019, 07:27 PM

Genetically engineered salmon OK'd for human consumption in U.S.

MARCH 14, 2019 / 4:00 AM

By Jessie Higgins

EVANSVILLE, Ind., March 14 (UPI) -- Genetically engineered salmon have become the first animal with a modified gene structure that can be sold for human consumption in the United States.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration last week lifted an import ban on a line of genetically modified Atlantic salmon raised in Canada. The Massachusetts company that raises that fish, AquaBounty, announced its intention to import salmon eggs into the United States.

"We are delighted," CEO Sylvia Wulf said in a statement. "We will immediately start the process to import [our] eggs from our hatchery in Canada to begin grow out at our Indiana facility."

The FDA originally approved the sale of AquaBounty's genetically modified salmon in 2015. But Congress stopped the company from importing it while regulators created labeling guidelines for genetically modified food animals.

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https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2019/03/14/Genetically-engineered-salmon-OKd-for-human-consumption-in-US/6121552486311/

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Judi Lynn Mar 14 OP
Red Mountain Mar 14 #1
rurallib Mar 14 #3
cp Mar 14 #2
NNadir Mar 14 #4
cstanleytech Mar 14 #5

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 07:31 PM

1. Glad I don't like fish

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Response to Red Mountain (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 08:31 PM

3. I am with you

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 07:31 PM

2. Not by me!

Prefer the European Precautionary Principle--make sure it's safe (and that may take decades) before unleashing it.

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Response to cp (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 08:38 PM

4. I personally think two billion years would be more appropriate.

I say this as a person with a modified genome. In fact, all of the genes in my body have been modified from those of my ancestors from a billion years ago.

I question whether I am safe.

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Response to cp (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 09:27 PM

5. Personally I lean more towards trusting in science and in this case the article says they only

changed some of the genes regarding the growth rate so that they reach maturity faster.

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