Research regarding GMO engineering started back in the eighties, and fast-forward to 2019, GMO meats are officially hitting store shelves. On March 8th of this year, the FDA announced that GMO salmon has passed all of their tests and will be made available to the public. GMO salmon is grown to market size, and it is grown year-round, so there should never be a shortage like there potentially could be with wild-caught salmon and other fish.
- Many plants such as corn, soy and starch have been genetically engineered for years and sold in the United States but the first genetically engineered animal is now possible.
- The announcement about the safety of the genetically engineered salmon was made by the FDA in March and they stated it has satisfied all requirements for safety.
- The genetically engineered salmon has been given the name Frankenfish by activists and it is salmon that is engineered to grow throughout the year.
“In fact, the research for engineering salmon started back in the mid-80s, and the first ever GMO salmon was developed in 1989 at Memorial University in Newfoundland, Canada. . But, it wasn’t until 2015 that the FDA first approved its sale in the US.”