Environmental groups sue over FDA's approval of GE salmon

Lawsuit claims FDA did not account for environmental risks associated with GE salmon.

A broad coalition of environmental, consumer and commercial and recreational fishing organizations sued the U.S. Food & Drug Administration for approving the first-ever genetically engineered (GE) food animal: an Atlantic salmon engineered to grow quickly.

The manmade salmon was created by AquaBounty Technologies Inc. with DNA from three fish: Atlantic salmon, Pacific king salmon and Arctic ocean eelpout. This marks the first time any government in the world has approved a GE a

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