Genetically Altered Salmon Set to Move Closer to Your TableBy ANDREW POLLACK
New York Times
Jun. 26, 2010
VIDEO: Tough Guy Thug Attacks Lauren Southern in DC
WATCH: Epic Troll Derails Shia LaBeouf's Anti-Trump 'Art' Project With Pepe Meme Magic
WATCH: Hispanic Activist Tells 'White Minority' They Have 'Five Years Left'
Italy: 31yo African Migrant Rapes & Impregnates 12yo, Girl Forced to Carry Baby to Term
VIDEO: Gavin McInnes Fights Antifa At DeploraBall!
The Food and Drug Administration is seriously considering whether to approve the first genetically engineered animal that people would eat — salmon that can grow at twice the normal rate.
The developer of the salmon has been trying to get approval for a decade. But the company now seems to have submitted most or all of the data the F.D.A. needs to analyze whether the salmon are safe to eat, nutritionally equivalent to other salmon and safe for the environment, according to government and biotechnology industry officials. A public meeting to discuss the salmon may be held as early as this fall.
Some consumer and environmental groups are likely to raise objections to approval. Even within the F.D.A., there has been a debate about whether the salmon should be labeled as genetically engineered (genetically engineered crops are not labeled).
The salmon’s approval would help open a path for companies and academic scientists developing other genetically engineered animals, like cattle resistant to mad cow disease or pigs that could supply healthier bacon. Next in line behind the salmon for possible approval would probably be the “enviropig,” developed at a Canadian university, which has less phosphorus pollution in its manure.