FDA Says Genetically Modified Salmon Perfectly Safe for Humans to Eat

November 19, 2015

It won’t even need to be labeled as a genetically modified product.

Prepare for the endless debate over GMOs to get even more heated: The FDA has just declared genetically modified salmon fit for human consumption. This morning the agency announced its final approval of Atlantic salmon engineered to grow faster than conventional farmed salmon, reports The New York Times.

According to the FDA’s report, “AquAdvantage salmon is as safe to eat as any non-genetically engineered (GE) Atlantic salmon, and also as nutritious.” While genetically modified fruits, vegetables, and grains are — like it or not — commonplace these days, this…