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Tango0124 Nov 2015 11:31 a.m. PST

…a salmon that grows twice as fast.

"After five years long of pondering, the FDA finally gave the green light for a genetically modified Atlantic salmon variety. This is the first food animal that was genetically modified that the FDA approved for human consumption and farming. The salmon has genes from another salmon species, as well as an eel-like fish, which allows it to grow to market size in half the time it would usually take. This means it saves twice as much time and resources as conventional salmon, with no nutritional or health drawbacks, the FDA says…"


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Zargon Inactive Member24 Nov 2015 12:21 p.m. PST

Frankenstein fish what next and don't give me yhat bull about feeding the world its feeding $s into Megacorps account.

doug redshirt24 Nov 2015 1:46 p.m. PST

The corporation in question has 15 employees and grows the fish in Panama. The FDA actually approved the fish years ago, but Alaska Senators and others in the pocket of the fishing corporations delayed the approval as long as they could. Monopolies are not our friends.

As far as being good for the environment, the fish are grown in ponds where the water will be recycled and cleaned. The fish will require only 1/3 of the food that current farm grown salmon require, and if you have ever been around farm grown fish, the water is very polluted in the area of the nets.

Plus every cow you have ever eaten is a Frankenstein monster too, as is every thing you actually eat. Have you ever seen what grain seed actually looked like before man modified them. Or for that matter what cattle looked like before being breed for the right mutations.

Personal logo Patrick R Supporting Member of TMP24 Nov 2015 10:27 p.m. PST

We have been drastically altering animal genes through selective breeding for millennia, but do it directly and it's the end of the world …

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