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Three Arguments Against FDA Approval Of GE Salmon

September 9, 2010: 07:44 AM EST
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration should not permit marketing of genetically engineered AquAdvantage salmon for human consumption for three key reasons. First, prior experience with GE foods approved by the FDA has shown that they can foster precancerous cell growth and damage the immune system. Second, once the GE salmon make it to market, consumers won’t be able to tell it from conventional salmon because the FDA hasn’t acknowledged any “material” differences between the two. And lastly, with farmed salmon routinely escaping from open water pens, it’s only a matter of time before GE salmon break out and threaten the survival of native salmon populations. AquAdvantage salmon have been genetically modified by a Mass.-based company to grow twice as fast as regular salmon
Kelsey Blackwell, "3 reasons to be freaked out by gentically engineered salmon", Natural Food Merchandiser, September 09, 2010, © Penton Media, Inc
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