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The same company claims that it is also developing genetically engineered tilapia and trout for commercial approval, while others are developing other genetically engineered catfish and salmon. While corporations continue to engineer fish and push for their commercial use, scientific evidence mounts regarding the extraordinary environmental danger these fish pose. Additionally, the human health impacts of eating GE fish are entirely unknown. In approving the AquaBounty transgenic salmon, FDA ignored millions of Americans and more than 40 members of Congress who have expressed vocal opposition. FDA also neglects the concerns of more than environmental, consumer, health and animal welfare organizations, salmon and fishing groups and associations, food companies, chefs and restaurants.

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Just outside Albany, the gate-restricted, mostly inconspicuous facility owned by AquaBounty Technologies is one of few aquaculture farms in the state. Indoors, thousands of salmon swim within large, 70,gallon tanks. The U. Food and Drug Administration approved the AquAdvantage salmon in and now the AquaBounty is looking to begin selling their products to the U.

Food and Drug Administration. Their existence in Indiana also marks the first time a genetically-modified food animal will be raised and sold in the United States.

The salmon are expected to hit the U. AquaBounty and the FDA persist that the fish are safe to eat. Scientists say the biotechnology used could help the industry meet growing seafood demands. Will salmon-lovers bite, too? Each entrance into a different area of the farm requires a change into clean clothes, swapping out boots, a walk through a foot bath and a generous amount of hand sanitizer.

The fish, coined AquaAdvantage salmon, are engineered to grow faster than their non-genetically modified counterparts: the gene alteration means the fish eat 25 percent less feed and reach market size about 10 pounds in half the time — roughly 18 months.

In case any eggs escape, chlorine is also used to clean drains. Numerous layers of screens, filters and nets in pipes and around the facility help, too. Fish waste is handled a bit differently.

The company received approval from the Canadian government for commercial production of the salmon eggs in A secondary application for AquaBounty to raise the salmon in Albany was approved in April Department of Agriculture released those standards in December , and the import alert was deactivated in March AquaBounty is the first land-based fish farm to raise genetically modified Salmon. Meeting consumer appetites for salmon, however, has proved challenging for the aquaculture industry.

Salmon farming powerhouses in Norway and Chile, where fish are often raised in sea pens, have also been criticized for massive fish escapes, water pollution issues and overuse of antibiotics. Globally, the U. Currently, only 0.

The overuse of chemicals and escapes of farmed salmon into the wild are the primary reasons cited for the unfavorable rating. The Center for Food Safety, an environmental nonprofit, has advocated against U. Costco, Kroger and dozens of other supermarket chains have agreed not to sell the fish, according to the Center. This is not good PR for the salmon business.

But others say the contention is almost expected. Although none of the salmon has been sold in the U. The new USDA law for product labeling directs companies to disclose the presence of genetically-modified ingredients in food products through the use of either a QR code, an on-package display of text or a designated symbol.

Wulf said AquaBounty plans to voluntarily use "bio-engineered food" labeling on its packaging when the fish are ready to be sold. This meets less than 1 percent of the U. Follow her on Twitter SmithCaseyA.

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Just outside Albany, the gate-restricted, mostly inconspicuous facility owned by AquaBounty Technologies is one of few aquaculture farms in the state. Indoors, thousands of salmon swim within large, 70,gallon tanks. The U. Food and Drug Administration approved the AquAdvantage salmon in and now the AquaBounty is looking to begin selling their products to the U.

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The approval by FDA is controversial and contested. Is the genetically modified salmon safe to eat? Will I know which salmon is genetically modified and which are not? Not necessarily. There is no regulation requiring that AquaAdvantage fish be labeled as being genetically altered fish. The FDA issued two recommendations asking manufacturers to voluntarily label their products, along with guidance about how to note the genetic changes.

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In a first-of-its-kind endeavor, AquaBounty farms country's bio-engineered salmon in Indiana

Significance[ edit ] AquAdvantage salmon are the first genetically engineered animals approved for human consumption in the United States and Canada. Induction of triploidy by treatment of eggs renders the fish sterile, reducing the risk of interbreeding with wild-type fish if any of the genetically modified fish were introduced into the wild. Risks assessments have been conducted to determine the health and safety of this technology and a number of preventatives have been implemented to prevent the release of these fish into the wild. Ethical[ edit ] Proponents of natural ethics consider genetically engineered salmon to be "unnatural" and thus unethical. However, as the global population continues to grow, new and innovative methods will be required to ensure an adequate food supply. The fast growing genetically engineered AquAdvantage salmon could be considered ethical under utilitarian ethics as means to feed a large number of people. Human health risk assessment[ edit ] Fish are one of the eight food types that the FDA is required by law to treat with special care, with regard to allergies.

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