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In The News, Winter 2018 - 2019: Genetically Engineered Salmon Approved by FDA

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The FDA has lifted an import alert against genetically engineered salmon intended for use as food in the United States. The agency will now allow AquaBounty Technologies to sell food derived from its bioengineered salmon in this country. Permission has also been granted for the company to import its genetically engineered salmon eggs and raise them in a land-based facility in Indiana. The FDA’s decision marks the first approval for a genetically engineered animal intended for sale as food. The fish were originally approved for sale by the FDA in 2016, but when Congress blocked implementation...

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