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AquaBounty's GM Salmon Passes Environmental Assesment

03 January 2013

US - On the 27 December 2012, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its preliminary documents over the safety of AquaBounty's AquAdvantage genetically modified salmon to human health and the environment.

In the environmental assessment and the draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) report, the FDA approved the salmon, finding it safe for human consumption.

The FDA also found that the salmon poses no significant threat to the environment.

The public now has the chance to comment on the report before it is reviewed again.

Commenting on the publication of the Environmental Assessment and FONSI, Ron Stotish, CEO of AquaBounty, said: “We are delighted that the Environmental Assessment is to be published for comment, which brings us a major step closer to approval. The revival of the science based review process is encouraging and we look forward to a successful conclusion based on the merit of the product.”

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