Indiana Fish Farm To Raise First GMO Animal Approved By FDA

Indiana Fish Farm To Raise First GMO Animal Approved By FDA
A juvenile AquAdvantage Salmon, the first genetically engineered animal approved for human consumption by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The first batch of about 150,000 bioengineered eggs arrived at a salmon hatchery in Albany, Ind., on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. AquaBounty Technologies
Indiana Fish Farm To Raise First GMO Animal Approved By FDA
A juvenile AquAdvantage Salmon, the first genetically engineered animal approved for human consumption by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The first batch of about 150,000 bioengineered eggs arrived at a salmon hatchery in Albany, Ind., on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. AquaBounty Technologies

Indiana Fish Farm To Raise First GMO Animal Approved By FDA

After a 20-year upstream battle, a genetically modified salmon may be coming to a U.S. supermarket near you by late next year. 

AquAdvantage Salmon — developed by a biotechnology company based in Massachusetts — is the first genetically engineered animal approved for human consumption by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The first batch of about 150,000 bioengineered eggs arrived at a commercial fish farm in Albany, Ind., this week. 

Morning Shift looks into how the genetically modified salmon was developed and what it means for the future of food.

GUEST: Tony Briscoe, Chicago Tribune reporter

LEARN MORE: Indiana salmon hatchery to raise nation's first genetically modified animal cleared for human consumption (Chicago Tribune 5/29/19)