GM salmon: want to try it or avoid it? Either way, good luck

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Labeling for GM foods is not required by law in the US or Canada, but surveys show consumers want their food – particularly transgenic animals – to be labeled

If you want to sample the world’s first animal to be genetically engineered in the name of dinner, good luck finding it. If, on the other hand, you would never eat such a thing – good luck avoiding it.

Tons of lab-developed salmon was sold in Canada last year without any packaging labeling it as a product of science, and the company that created and raises the fish, AquaBounty, won’t release the names of food distributors it sells to.

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