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

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

Target Corporation has signed on to a pledge to not sell genetically engineered salmon in its department stores nationwide, joining nearly 60 other grocery chains such as Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods and Aldi, as part of the Campaign for GE-Free Seafood led by environmental organization Friends of the Earth. Three
Continue Reading Target and Other Retailers Reject GE Salmon as FDA Nears Decision on Approval

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

Continue Reading Senate to Hold Hearing on GE Salmon