U.S. approves Genetically modified Salmon

Atlantic salmonThe US government approved the world’s first GM animal for human consumption-genetically modified salmon. The US company AquaBounty will produce all the GM fish eggs in PEI and ship them to Panama to grow and then process for the US market. However the Ecology Action Centre and Living Oceans Society has challenged in court the Canadian approval of GM salmon production. Environmental groups are especially concerned on what effect this may have on wild atlantic salmon. An Ipsos Reid poll conducted in August 2015 for CBAN (Canadian Biotechnology Action Network) revealed that 45% of Canadians would not eat GM salmon and 88% wanted mandatory labelling of all GM foods. For further info go to www.cban.ca