It was not exactly a do-over, but a federal court did order the Food and Drug Administration to do additional analysis and reconsider its “no effect” determination from 2015 for the AquaBounty salmon.

The FDA has completed that work this week with the announcement of the availability of a draft

Continue Reading FDA releases draft amended environmental assessment for AquAdvantage salmon and sets virtual public meeting

AquaBounty’s genetically engineered salmon owners this week announced the details of a $200 million expansion.

It has chosen Ohio for its next aquaculture farm location, where it expects to produce 10,000 metric tons of AquaBounty genetically modified Atlantic salmon.

Before the end of 2021, AquaBounty plans to construct a 479,000  
Continue Reading Ohio gets $200 million investment in genetically engineered salmon

Weeks ago, San Francisco JudgeVincent Chhabria signaled his doubts about AquaBounty’s plans to breed its “AquAdvantage” genetic salmon.   And an environmental assessment by the Food and Drug Association used to permit the new breed of genetically modified salmon did not impress him.

On Thursday, the U.S. District Court for
Continue Reading Judge orders FDA to analyze risks of escape by genetically engineered salmon

Consumer groups formally petitioned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Tuesday to switch gears and evaluate genetically engineered (GE) salmon as a food additive, not a veterinary drug, as the agency has been for several years.

Though the political fight over GE salmon has primarily focused on the potential environmental

Continue Reading Citing Food Safety, Consumer Groups Petition FDA on GE Salmon

Tomorrow (Thursday, Dec. 15) at 10:30 a.m. the Senate Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard is holding a hearing to examine potential environmental risks of genetically engineered (GE) fish. 

The hearing will examine questions about environmental safety issues surrounding genetically engineered fish, focusing on possible risks to wild

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