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Firm says modified salmon should get same label

A company that has engineered salmon to grow twice as fast as the conventional variety says its food should not be labeled any differently in the grocery store if it is approved by the U.S. government.

The chief executive of the company, Ron Stotish, argued at a Food and Drug Administration hearing Tuesday that genetically modified salmon have the same flavor, texture, color and odor as the conventional fish. Get the full story »

Fish or frankenfish? U.S. weighs altered salmon

AquaBounty salmon, rear, have an added growth hormone gene from the Chinook salmon to a normal Atlantic salmon, front, that results in a transeni salmon that grown to market size in about half the time as a normal salmon. (AquaBounty/MCT)

Genetically engineered salmon that grows twice as fast as the conventional fish appears to be safe, an advisory committee told the Food and Drug Administration Monday. But they argued that more testing may be needed before it is served on the nation’s dinner tables.