Reuters: Genetically Modified Fish Likely to Hit U.S. Plates

About two months ago, Barry Estabrook took Atlantic readers inside the Prince Edward Island facility raising what might end up being the first genetically modified fish approved for human consumption in the U.S. That outcome now looks even more likely. This morning, Reuters reported that FDA officials, in an initial analysis, have found the fish safe to eat:

WASHINGTON, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Aqua Bounty Technologies Inc's (ABTX.L) genetically engineered salmon are as safe to eat as normal Atlantic salmon, U.S. regulators said in a preliminary analysis released on Friday.

The fish, called AquAdvantage, are genetically altered to grow twice as fast as normal Atlantic salmon.

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