The FDA has approved an Indiana company’s genetically altered salmon. It may be available at restaurants next year, but you may be unaware it’s being served.

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AquaAdvantage Salmon is the first genetically modified animal approved for human consumption in the United States. Getty Images

Genetically modified salmon grown in Indiana may be offered in cafeterias and restaurants by late next year.

The new salmon, engineered to grow at a much faster rate, requires 25 percent less feed and is produced inland to protect native fish populations and marine ecosystems, according to officials at AquaBounty, the company that produces the fish.

The salmon is already legal for sale in Canada. Michele Henry, a Toronto-based food writer, described the genetically modified fish as “buttery, light, juicy. Just as Atlantic salmon should be.”

But it’s not just Atlantic salmon.

The product, called AquaAdvantage Salmon, is the first genetically modified animal approved for human consumption in the United States.  Read the article.

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