Friday, April 01, 2016

FDA sued over approval of genetically engineered ‘frankenfish’

Salmon nigiri
(RT) The US Food and Drug Administration is being sued by a coalition of environmental, fishing and consumer groups for its approval of genetically engineered salmon – the first such animal to ever be sold for commercial consumption.

The lawsuit announced Thursday challenges the FDA’s power to approve the salmon, which can be grown twice as quickly as natural salmon. The plaintiffs, represented by the Center for Food Safety and by Earthjustice, argue that the agency doesn’t have the power to approve and regulate genetically engineered (GE) animals as “animal drugs” under federal law.

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