In a briefing document released last week, FDA staff concluded that “Food from AquAdvantage Salmon . . . is as safe to eat as food from other Atlantic salmon.”
Public meetings are scheduled for September 19-20 to present information on animal health, food safety, environmental concerns, and data supporting the claim that AquAdvantage Salmon grow faster than conventionally bred Atlantic salmon. (meeting agenda)
On September 21, the FDA will hold a public hearing at which it will present the relevant legal principles for food labeling and describe information made available prior to the hearing about AquAdvantage Salmon.
And although it will be FDA’s responsibility to determine if any special labeling is required in accordance with federal law, the hearing will offer the public an opportunity to comment on the application of the relevant food labeling principles to foods that might be made from the AquAdvantage Salmon.
Note: if you wish to make an oral presentation at this meeting, today is the last day to register.
- The FDA is poised to approve the sale of genetically modified fish for human consumption
- The FDA will also decide if special labeling is required
This leads me to a couple of questions.
- If the FDA approves the sale of AquAdvantage fish, and if the FDA decides that special labeling is not required….how will you be able to tell the difference between wild salmon, farmed salmon and genetically modified farmed salmon?
- What will you do? ….will you eat genetically modified fish?
Note: We should also keep in mind that the FDA were the ones who gave the green light to factory farmed egg production, and we know how that turned out.