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The Fight Against FDA-Approved GMO Salmon Heats Up

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Touch the Soil News #413 Last November, the Food and Drug Administration approved the genetically engineered salmon from AquaBounty Technologies. The company’s operations are in Canada, but its corporate headquarters are in Maynard, Massachusetts. A broad coalition of environmental, consumer and commercial and recreational fishing organizations are suing the USDA for approving the first-ever genetically engineered salmon. The salmon contains DNA from three fish creating a rapid weight-gain animal. Suing the FDA are the following groups: Center for Food Safety Earth Justice Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations Institute for Fisheries Resources Golden Gate Salmon Association Kennebec Reborn Friends of Merrymeeting Bay Ecology Action Center Food and Water Watch Center…

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