FDA Won't Require 'Genetically Modified' Label On Salmon

If you’re curious about whether the food you’re munching on is the product of gene-splicing scientists, don’t expect the Food and Drug Administration to allay those fears.

The Washington Post reports it won’t slap “genetically modified” labels on salmon that have been created with genes from different species of fish because the modified salmon are not materially different than the non-mutant fish.

The Post reports the issue came up because the FDA is in the process of approving a fast-growing X-salmon known as AquAdvantage that benefits from a gene of an eel-like fish and a growth hormone from a Chinook salmon.

Do you care whether or not your genetically altered meat is labeled as such?

FDA rules won’t require labeling of genetically modified salmon [The Washington Post via The Raw Story]
(Thanks, Michael!)

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