The FDA always has your back. This government agency, which is well known for corruption (watch the movie Burzynski), seems to be inching closer toward approving a biotech salmon product called AquAdvantage Atlantic salmon egg. Sounds tasty! From Reuters:
(Reuters) – A controversial genetically engineered salmon has moved a step closer to the consumer’s dining table after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday the fish didn’t appear likely to pose a threat to the environment or to humans who eat it.
AquaBounty officials said they were caught by surprise by the news that its product was a step closer to approval as years of controversy had followed the company’s application for a go-ahead from the regulator.
Hahaha. Even the company itself was surprised its product could get approved so easily!
There were also concerns the FDA would not require the genetically modified salmon to be labeled as such, and some critics said they may file a lawsuit to prevent what they fear could be the imminent approval of the engineered fish.
Yep, don’t give people a choice. So is that wild sockeye salmon from Alaska on my plate or is it a test tube AquaBounty special from Panama?
The Center for Food Safety, another non-profit consumer protection group, was highly critical of the FDA report, and officials said they might sue the regulator over the issue.
Radiation scanners at the airport and biotech fish on your plate. What could possibly go wrong?
Full Reuters article here.