The three authors include internationally respected experts who receive no money or other support from industry or non-profits that meddle in policy. Alison Van Eenennaam, Ph.D., University of California-Davis, is a member of US FDA's Veterinary Medicine Animal Committee, the independent body of experts that reviews applications at the request of the agency's Center for Veterinary Medicine. William Muir, Ph.D. is a professor of animal science at Purdue University. Eric Hallerman is a professor of wildlife and fisheries at Virginia Tech University. Muir and Hallerman thoroughly reviewed the data and both presented at the public FDA Forum on the AquaBounty application.Stotish stated: "The delay associated with our approval has damaged the credibility of the FDA as an independent science-based regulatory agency. The influence of politicians and those philosophically opposed to biotechnology on what is supposed to be an evidence-based process is creating an environment of 'regulation by referendum' – a disservice to the health and safety of the American people."
AquaBounty Technologies Comment: Leading Scientists Say FDA Process For Approving Genetically Modified Food And Animals Unworkable
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