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FDA Approves Genetically Modified Salmon

December 24, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved genetically modified salmon, deciding the fish would not pose an environmental threat. This triggered outrage from Alaska’s congressional delegation.

The draft environmental assessment means no environmental impact statement.  Representative Don Young and Senator Mark Begich say they will turn their attention to labeling requirements for the fish.

The opposition to genetically engineered salmon from health and consumer groups, as well as environmental and fishing interests.

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