The ”AquAdvantage salmon,” which grows twice as fast as non-GM Atlantic salmon, was developed over the course of 20 years by the company AquaBounty Technologies.
Even though this salmon has now been approved by the FDA, who states that it is safe to eat, the debate on the safety of GM products is likely to continue. This article discusses a new USDA report which provides an environmental assessment of the salmon and mentions that both this report and a draft assessment released in 2012 found that the salmon is unlikely to have any harmful impact on the environment. However, environmental groups continue to voice their fears that the fish could become invasive if released into the wild.
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