Meat of the Matter: Swimming upstream

After a nearly 20-year of regulatory journey, FDA finally approves a genetically engineered salmon that grows faster than wild fish. But problems persist — not with the fish, with FDA.

The long-awaited approval of genetically enhanced farm-raised salmon has been confirmed by the Food and Drug Administration, just in time to refuel the long-simmering controversy over biotechnology as it’s been applied to crops.

Now, according to the anti-GMO movement, Frankenfood has become Frankenfish.


GMO food animals should be judged by product, not process, scientists say

In a world with a burgeoning demand for meat, milk and eggs, regulatory policies around the use of biotechnologies in agriculture need to be based on the safety and attributes of those foods rather than on the methods used to produce them, says a UC Davis animal scientist.


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