One problem that is not being addressed by the FDA is the fact that this GMO salmon is not kosher….Meaning it doesn’t qualify as food under Levitical dietary guidelines. Salmon, the real stuff, is kosher, but the ocean pout (eel fish) is definitely not. Now, how is the FDA, who has refused to label GMO foods and asserting that they are the “same” as their natural counterparts, going to deal with this aberration? Are people who observe Levitical dietary laws just going to be thrown under the bus? Sounds like a potential case for a law suit.
After more than a decade in regulatory limbo, genetically engineered Atlantic salmon that grow faster than their naturally born counterparts moved closer to American plates, with the publication Friday of a government report that found the fish wouldn’t hurt the environment and would be safe to eat.
The draft report, released by the Food and Drug Administration after months of unexplained delay, was greeted with cheers by members of the biotech community and anger by opponents of genetically modified foods, who commonly refer to the AquAdvantage salmon as a “Frankenfish.”
Two years ago, the FDA tentatively ruled that the salmon could safely be consumed by humans and that the fish would not harm wild species. The current report advances the process…..(read full article here)