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Jun 22, 2019
Restaurants could be first to get genetically modified salmon
- AquaBounty is producing the first genetically modified salmon approved for human consumption in the U.S.
- Companies are working to transform how Americans eat plants and animals, but consumer advocates urge caution.
- AquAdvantage salmon may first show up in restaurants or university cafeterias, which are not required to tell diners their fish are genetically modified.
The salmon produced by Maynard, Massachusetts-based AquaBounty are the first genetically modified animals approved for human consumption in the U.S. They represent one way companies are pushing to transform the plants and animals we eat, even as consumer advocacy groups call for greater caution.