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Genetically Modified Salmon Could Be
Hitting Restaurant Tables Next Year

by Associated Press
New York Post, April 10, 2016

An AquAdvantage salmon, top, compared with a non-transgenic Atlantic salmon sibling of the same age. (Aqua Bounty Farms NEW YORK -- Inside an Indiana aquafarming complex, thousands of salmon eggs genetically modified to grow faster than normal are hatching into tiny fish.

After growing to roughly 10 pounds in indoor tanks, they could be served in restaurants by late next year.

The salmon produced by AquaBounty are the first genetically modified animals approved for human consumption in the US. They represent one way companies are pushing to transform the plants and animals we eat, even as consumer advocacy groups call for greater caution.

AquaBounty hasn’t sold any fish in the US yet, but it says its salmon may first turn up in places like restaurants or university cafeterias, which would decide whether to tell diners that the fish are genetically modified.

Related Pages:
What Will Happen When Genetically Engineered Salmon Escape Into the Wild? by Brettny Hardy, EcoWatch, 4/10/16
Genetically Modified Salmon Can Breed with Wild Fish and Thrive by Staff, Yale Environment 360, 5/29/13
Ready to Eat: The First GM Fish for the Dinner Table by Steve Connor, The Independent, 12/24/12
'Frankenfish' Wouldn't Harm Natural Salmon Runs, FDA Rules by Associated Press, The Oregonian, 12/21/12
Senate Rejects Amendment on Tighter Regulations for Genetically-Engineered Salmon by Staff, Columbia Basin Bulletin, 5/25/12

Associated Press
Genetically Modified Salmon Could Be Hitting Restaurant Tables Next Year
New York Post, April 10, 2016

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