AquaBounty Technologies started the approval application process for its GMO salmon 15 years back and it is now inching closer to a approval. The Senate recently voted against a measure that would require more testing on the human health and environmental safety of the fish before approved. The AquaBounty AquAdvantage salmon is an Atlantic salmon that has growth hormone genes from a Chinook salmon in its DNA, which enables the fish to grow to maturity in half the time it takes a normal Atlantic salmon. Alaska's Lisa Murkowski wanted FDA to await approval of the GMO salmon until the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration conducted tests of its own to determine safety.
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