On Thursday, the Food and Drug Administration announced that it has approved the first genetically modified food animal, the genetically engineered salmon. According to the FDA press release, "the AquAdvantage Salmon is as safe to eat as any non-genetically engineered (GE) Atlantic salmon, and also as nutritious."

FDA press release:http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm472487.htm

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