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Genetically Engineered Salmon: What's Next?

January 13, 2016 panel discussion: The FDA has approved the first genetically modified animal for human consumption, the AquAdvantage salmon—without a labeling requirement. This panel of experts will discuss the implications. What could happen to wild salmon populations should the engineered salmon escape? What’s in store for salmon eaters and for the people whose livelihoods depend on the ocean? Can aquaculture be a sustainable way of meeting the world’s growing demand for salmon? What can seafood lovers do to safeguard the health of our fisheries? What’s happening with the lawsuit to stop AquAdvantage from hitting the market? And what other genetically engineered food animals may be on the horizon? Panelists: Hans Haveman, fisherman and owner of H and H Fresh FishMaggie Ostdahl, Sustainable Initiatives Manager for Aquarium of the Bay and coordinator of the San Francisco Bay Area Sustainable Seafood Alliance; Peter Bridson, founder of Seagreen Research and former Aquaculture Manager for the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program; Adam Keats, Senior Attorney for Center for Food Safety, the organization filing suit to block the AquAdvantage approval. Moderator: Twilight Greenaway, Managing Editor of Civil Eats.

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