What can be wrong with genetic engineering that makes farmed salmon grow faster?
The major concern environmentalists are raising is about the consequences if these "salmon on steroids" get into the natural environment.
Trout Unlimited said the Food and Drug Administration’s "finding of no significant impact" ruling on the fish salmon farmers hope to raise is premature.
The group want to be sure wild salmon populations are completely protected from genetically engineered salmon. The group that represents sport anglers is even convinced he FDA is the correct agency to renew environmental impacts.
I suspect that someone may file a lawsuit under the federal Endangered Species Act to protect salmon population in either the Pacific or Atlantic. That would place the issue under the National Marine Fisheries Service or NOAA Fisheries.
FDA will at least have to run its decision past NOAA Fisheries to meet the auspices of the ESA.