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Wishful Fishing: The Truth Behind Omega Protein’s Sustainability Claims

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Omega Protein has been promoting inaccurate statements about the sustainability of the Atlantic menhaden on its website. Menhaden is a valuable forage fish, known to fisheries scientists as the cornerstone of the Atlantic marine ecosystem. Humans don’t eat menhaden, but just about everything else does, from predator fish to marine mammals to sea birds. But …

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Genetically Engineered Salmon: FDA Says It’s Safe, but Consumers Say “No Way”

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Back in September, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found that a genetically engineered fish grown in a lab was “as safe as food from conventional Atlantic salmon,” and will “not have a significant impact on the quality of the human environment.” Conclusions were based largely on data prepared by AquaBounty Technologies, the company that …

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