The FDA in the US doesn’t even do its own testing of genetically engineered animals: it relies on information provided by the company that wants approval. And because genetically engineered (GE) salmon are being considered as a new animal drug, the process isn’t focused on what happens to people who eat genetically engineered animals. So on top of the health concerns posed by raising salmon in crowded factory fish farms that rely on antibiotics and other chemicals, the FDA could be adding the unknown risks of GE salmon to the mix.The company cannot assure the world that GE Salmon will not escape into the world's oceans and interbreed with Wild Salmon which are already in vastly reduced numbers with some of their family of fish heading for endangered species status. Up to 2,000,000 farmed fish are already reported to escape into the Atlantic each year.
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