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GM salmon production and consumption approved by USA

The Guardian reports, 19th November 2015: The production and consumption of genetically engineered salmon has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, marking the first time that a genetically modified animal product has been cleared for sale in the US. The FDA said that it has approved the salmon, produced by Massachusetts-based firm AquaBounty […]

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GM salmon egg production in Canada to be challenged in the courts

The Guardian reports, 17th November 2015: Environmental groups are taking the Canadian government to court in an attempt to halt the production of genetically modified salmon eggs, claiming that the process risks a “huge live experiment” with the genetic make-up of all wild Atlantic salmon. A US firm has been granted permission to produce fertile […]

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GM research produces plant containing omega-3 fish oils

The Guardian reports, 8th July 2015: Fish oil grown on the farm has come a step closer following promising results from a genetically modified crop trial. British scientists have developed a GM oilseed plant, Camelina sativa or “false flax”, whose seeds contain omega-3 fatty acids normally only present in oily fish such as salmon, mackerel […]

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Canadian government scientists question claims made for GM salmon

Friends of the Earth United States report, 28th May 2015: A never-before-seen draft environmental review of AquaBounty Technologies’ (ABTX) genetically engineered — or GE — salmon reveals that Canadian government scientists disagree with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on key questions related to the safety and performance of what may be the first GE […]

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Scientists consider genetically altering coral to combat climate change

The Guardian reports, 3rd February 2015: “The Australian government’s marine research agency is looking to genetically alter species of coral to help them cope with rising sea temperatures, as new modelling showed the coverage of living corals on the Great Barrier Reef could decline to less than 10% if warming continued. Scientists at the Australian […]

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GM salmon encounters regulatory problems

The Inter Press News Service, Washington USA, reports, 29th October 2014: “Officials in Panama have fined the local facility of a U.S. biotechnology company for a series of permitting and regulatory failures around a pioneering attempt to create genetically modified salmon. The experiments are being carried out by researchers for AquaBounty Technologies, which currently has […]

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Will the SE Asian hybrid Grouper be the next “frankenfish”?

Johnny Langenheim in The Guardian reports, 20th June 2014: “The fast-growing super salmon produced by American biotech company Aquabounty Technologies are poised to become the first genetically modified animals to hit food markets in the US, with approval from authorities widely expected later this year. But AquAdvantage® salmon has made headlines because of the potential […]

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What will the world inherit from GM salmon – the death of the wild oceans?

We provide here the text, with a Marinet comment as a footnote, of an article published 12th May 2014 by Dr. Gerry Goeden in the Independent Science News. The title of the original article is: What will the world inherit from GM salmon? Dr. Goeden [biographical details below] states: “It’s true — about 50 percent […]

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Go-ahead for a trial to grow a GM plant that produces omega-3 fish oils

The Guardian reports, 17th April 2014: “Scientists have been given permission to grow genetically modified plants that could help protect against heart disease. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has given the go-ahead for the field trial of a crop of GM camelina plants, the seeds of which are modified to produce […]

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A GM plant lined up to produce Omega-3 fish oils

The Guardian reports, 24th January 2013 : “A genetically-modified plant that produces seeds packed with fish oils is set to be grown in open fields in the UK within months, scientists have announced. The oils could provide feed for farmed fish, the researchers hope, but they could ultimately be used as a health supplement in […]

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GM salmon being farm reared in Panama

The Guardian reports, 24th April 2013: Supersized genetically modified salmon grown fast and fat and after years of wrangling, are ready for market – but is the market ready for them? And why is the firm hidden away in Panama? It is hard to think of a more unlikely setting for genetic experimentation or for […]

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Petition and further action challenge proposed licensing of GM salmon

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is shortly expected to license an application by the biotech firm, AquaBounty, for commercial breeding of a GM salmon. We provide below a short Marinet Briefing on why this is potentially so dangerous, and advise on the action which consumers can take in the UK. At the same […]

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United States FDA moves closer to approval of GM salmon

Vancouver, Canada: Genetically engineered salmon created in Canada are getting closer to becoming the first transgenic animal to make it onto a menu, after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found the fish will have no significant environmental impact. The FDA published its draft environmental assessment on Boxing Day — one of the final steps […]

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