FDA Gives GMO Salmon the Green Light

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On Thursday, the FDA approved genetically modified salmon for consumption. The modified salmon grows twice as fast as conventionally farm-raised ones. But the FDA's decision sparked an immediate backlash from food safety and environmental groups who have dubbed the animal a "frankenfish." They say the safety studies are insufficient and that the modified fish could taint non-modified populations. We take a closer look at the debate.


Jaydee Hanson, policy director, Center for Food Safety

Val Giddings, senior fellow, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation; a former consultant for AquaBounty