AquaBounty’s salmon is a genetic mixture of three different fish — Atlantic salmon, chinook salmon and the eel-like ocean pout.
The court is still allowing thousands of engineered fish raised in tanks in the Midwest to reach American consumers by the end of the year.
Food manufacturers and agribusiness fiercely oppose labeling laws for genetically modified food. They say the label would suggest the food is unsafe.
The bill would have created a national voluntary labeling standard — and prevented Vermont’s mandatory labeling law from going into effect July 1. A compromise might yet be reached.
Now that the FDA has approved a genetically engineered salmon for human consumption, Costco appears to be joining Safeway and other retailers in a commitment not to sell it.
The biotech company has developed a genetically modified salmon that can be farmed to market size in half the time of conventional wild or farmed salmon.
The head of the FDA told a U.S. Senate committee today her agency is still working on its review of an application to produce a genetically modified salmon.
Sen. Mark Begich has asked the head of the agency not to exploit the holiday season to release what’s expected to be an unpopular report.
The so-called “Frankenfish” resolution cleared the Senate Resources Committee on Friday, its last stop before a vote on the Senate floor.
The Alaska House of Representatives has come out against genetically engineered salmon, or as critics call it, “Frankenfish.”