GE Salmon Action Alert –
On December 21, 2012, the FDA released an Environmental Assessment (EA) with a "Finding of No Significant Impact" on the controversial AquaBounty AquaAdvantage transgenic salmon.
The FDA action is widely viewed as confirmation that the Obama Administration is prepared to approve shortly the first genetically engineered (GE) animal intended for human consumption. It is unknown whether there will be additional assessments with respect to food safety or labeling or whether FDA will gloss over these areas. A 60 day comment period ends February 25, 2013. For more info and online commenting, visit the Center for Food Safety's action alert.