In the exquisite era of science where everything is scientifically manipulated for better yield is in its peak, it seems that now food items will also come from the science labs!!

Recently, an institution named AquaBounty has developed and started selling Genetically modified salmon with fantastic flavours. Retails are being asked to sell this GM Salmon backed by “Friends on Earth”.

The AquaBounty salmon is getting some rave reviews. Toronto Food Writer Michele Henry wrote: “The flesh is exquisite. Buttery, light, juicy. Just as Atlantic salmon should be.”

The retail shops which were asked are Walmart,Walmart, Costco, Kroger, ALDI, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, WFM, H-E-B, Hy-vee, Sprouts, Giant Eagle, Meijer.

But, there is a mix of reviews coming for this GM product. Many retail shops are agreeing while many are refraining to seek the stock.

COSTCO is among those prominently listed for not selling genetically engineered salmon, but it uses “not at this time” language in its customer explanations.

“While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that milk and meat from cloned animals are safe for human consumption, we have only just begun what will be an extensive and ongoing conversation regarding future policies. Rest assured, however, that we are closely monitoring both the latest in research and in public input,” Costco ‘s website says.

AquaBounty Technologies (NASDAQ: AQB) plans first-ever harvest and commercial sales in the U.S. In a recent update, FDA and health Canada has approved the GM Salmon as first product to be sold in the Canadian space.
While some environmental groups have also raised an alarm against the sell and purchase of the goods.

“Genetically engineered salmon pose unacceptable risks to wild salmon and broader ecosystems. People across the country have made it clear that they don’t want to eat genetically engineered salmon, and food retailers are clearly listening,” said Dana Perls, food and technology program manager at Friends of the Earth. “We thank these forward-thinking retailers for their leadership.”

These groups also said that they will impose serious deleterious effects in the natural aquatic food chain and ecological niche of original Salmon will be adversely affected.

The GE salmon has been approved for sale in the U.S. since 2015. Until 2019, however the U.S.prohibited imports of GE salmon and eggs.

AquAdvantage salmon is genetically engineered with the DNA of an eel-like ocean pout, a cold-water fish, to grow faster.

 

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