Government Spending Bill Features Rider That Would Label GE Salmon; AquaBounty Responds
On Monday Congress finalized a $1.3 trillion federal spending deal, and the bill featured a rider that would label genetically modified salmon.
According to Section 790:
"Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the acceptable market name of any engineered animal approved prior to the effective date of the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard (February 19, 2019) shall include the words 'genetically engineered' prior to the existing acceptable market name."
AquaBounty Technologies, the company responsible for the development of genetically modified salmon, released a statement sharing their thoughts...Full Story »