In rather shocking news, an 11-member advisory panel of the US FDA found that there is still not enough data to determine if the new AquAdvantage salmon is safe for consumers. It is interesting to note that in addition to consumer concerns, the safety of the fish themselves was put into question.

The Washington Post reported that, “AquAdvantage is an Atlantic salmon that has been given a gene from the ocean pout, an eel-like fish, which allows the salmon to grow twice as fast as a traditional Atlantic salmon. It also contains a growth hormone from a Chinook salmon.”

Be Food Smart considers this ruling a huge victory and will keep you updated as new information on this story become available.


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