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CU comments to the FDA on GE salmon environmental impact

Consumers Union (CU) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Draft Environmental Assessment and Preliminary Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) Concerning a Genetically Engineered (GE) Atlantic Salmon. For reasons articulated below, we strongly urge FDA not to approve the application for AquaBounty’s AquAdvantage Salmon (AAS) at this time and should prepare a complete Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). We believe that FDA must prepare a full EIS with the best most up-to-date science for ecological risk assessment that considers all possible grow-out locations, including ones in the USA, and that includes a thorough failure mode analysis.