Consumer group starts petition to urge more review
By Miriam Raftery
Photo: GMO salmon (back) is larger than non-GMO salmon of same age
May 2, 2015 (Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering approving a genetically modified salmon – not as a food, but as an “animal drug,” according to Sarah Alexander at Food and Water Watch. If approved, it would be the first GMO animal allowed into our food chain. But tests have found high levels of both hormone and potential allergens. Only six fish were tested for allergies – but those fish had an allergenic potency was 20 to 50 percent higher in the GMO salmon than non-GMO salmon.