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Fri December 21, 2012

FDA: Genetically Engineered Fish Won't Harm Environment

Federal health regulators say a genetically engineered salmon that grows twice as fast as normal salmon is unlikely to harm the environment, clearing the way for the first approval of a genetically engineered animal for human consumption.

The Food and Drug Administration has released its environmental assessment of the AquaAdvantage salmon, a faster-growing fish which has been subject to a contentious, yearslong debate at the agency. The document concludes that the fish is unlikely to harm the environment, including natural salmon.

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