GMO Salmon Swimming Upstream To A Store Near You -- Or Not?

Published: Nov 23, 2015

After 20 years of swimming against the current of regulatory approval and now likely facing a tide of pushback from opponents of genetically modified (GM) anything, AquAdvantage salmon, a behemoth version of Atlantic salmon, is finally FDA approved for human consumption.

Puffing up our food animals (or parts of them) through force-feeding, application of exogenous hormones, or selective breeding practices has long been part of our repertoire to maximize meat per animal and economic investment. This newly approved genetically engineered salmon represents a more targeted version of this practice.

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