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May 19, 2016

BIOTECanada welcomes Government of Canada regulatory approval of genetically modified salmon

BIOTECanada congratulates AquaBounty on receiving Health Canada regulatory approval today for its AquAdvantage salmon. “This is a significant development for AquaBounty and the world’s population more broadly. As the world moves rapidly towards nine billion people it is imperative that we find more effective and efficient ways to live our lives and grow our food. Biotechnology innovations such as the AquAdvantage salmon point to the enormous potential biotech solutions represent in addressing this global environmental and social challenge of feeding a growing population more efficiently and with less of an impact on the planet,” commented Andrew Casey, President and CEO BIOTECanada. Read statement here.

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