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US government faces opposition from senators over genetically engineered salmon for sex-reversal in Panama

Monday, August 1, 2011


\ A group of US senators has asked the Food and Drug Administration to abandon its approval process of genetically engineered salmon as food, threatening to push legislation to strip the administration’s funding to study the fish if the agency does not comply.\ \ A proposal by AquaBounty Technologies calls for the embryos of the fish to be sterilized in Canada before being shipped to Panama, where the males would be exposed to estrogen and sex-reversed.\ \ If the administration rules in favor, the salmon would become the first genetically modified fish approved for human consumption.\ \ Original source: Los Angeles Times\ \ \ \ \