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21 July 2017 12:53 (South Africa)

FDA: Genetically modified salmon is safe

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

The US Food and Drug Administration have said that genetically modified salmon, which can grow to market size in half the time of regular salmon, are safe for consumption. This is a significant step towards seeing AquAdvantage® salmon on American store shelves within a few years, the first GM animal to be commercially sold. The FDA made the announcement on Friday, ahead of a series of public meetings on the salmon to be held later this week. The FDA will be looking to address public concerns on the GM salmon ahead of their final decision-making meeting, where they will pit the possibility of the GM salmon mutating in stomachs and turning Americans into zombies against the convenience provided by quick-growing fish. Read more: The New York Times, Gawker

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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