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FDA gives approval for genetically modified salmon.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has declared that genetically modified salmon is as safe to eat and as nutritious as non-genetically modified Atlantic salmon. "AquAdvantage" is the first genetically modified salmon cleared for human consumption in the U.S. Unlike conventional salmon, the genetically modified version grows year-round, meaning that it reaches market size sooner. The FDA previously had not approved the salmon due to public concerns about genetically modified foods. There will be no requirement for labeling the fish as genetically modified, although the agency has set guidelines for retailers who want to label the fish. The salmon should hit shelves in about two years, although some retailers say they have no plans to sell it.

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Publication:Women's Nutrition Connection
Date:Feb 1, 2016
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