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    Default GE Salmon Caught, Temporarily, in a Net of Regulation

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    May 2nd, 2018

    Cornucopia’s Take: Genetically engineered (GE) salmon by AquaBounty have yet to hit U.S. markets, in part because the FDA has yet to come out with their GE labeling law. Funding behind the GE salmon appears to be nearly infinite, and AquaBounty is determined to wait out legislators and policies. While it is likely that these fish will make it to U.S. markets at some point, many retailers have already stated they will not carry the controversial fish, and modern salmon breeding has already produced fish that mature as quickly as the AqaBounty fish. We will continue to monitor this story as it unfolds.


    The Fight to Keep GE-Salmon Off of Our Dinner Plates is a Complicated and Uncertain One
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    As many of you may remember, President Obama’s Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved the highly controversial genetically-engineered salmon in 2015, against the vocal opposition from millions of Americans, 40 members of Congress, and more than 300 environmental, consumer, health and animal welfare organizations, salmon and fishing groups and associations, food companies, chefs, and restaurants.

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    Default Re: GE Salmon Caught, Temporarily, in a Net of Regulation

    Kudos to Alaska's Senator Murkowski for her legislation. And, kudos to Whole Foods, Costco, Walmart, Aldi, Trader Joe’s and 80 other U.S. retailers that "claim" they will not carry GE-salmon. As for the concern that GE salmon will end up in schools, I don't think we have to be too concerned. Kids don't eat salmon, based on the eating habits I've observed. GE burgers, fries, etc. may be cause for concern, but salmon...well, not so much.


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    Too true, Mr. Wiz! Also, salmon's a bit pricey for the school lunch program!
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