16 Jul '11, 10pm

GM Fish Study Raises Red Flags | Care2 Causes

GM Fish Study Raises Red Flags | Care2 Causes

One look at a wild salmon against the background of a same-aged AquAdvantage® Salmon explains why AquaBounty is at the front of the pack in the race to put genetically modified salmon on our plates. The transgenic fish is ready to harvest in 16 to 18 months, while the wild species requires twice that time. With human population on a steady increase and fish stocks on a decline, that’s a promise raising a lot of interest. Insert a Chinook salmon gene into Atlantic salmon, and the result is this fast-growing fish. It is easy to make a business case for fish that require a lot less feed and all the other inputs that go into aquaculture. As to its safety, AquaBounty advises , “Fish grown from AquAdvantage® eggs are all female and sterile, making it impossible for them to breed amongst themselves. In addition, FDA approval requires them to be grown in physically contained syste...

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iucn.org 19 Jul '11, 2am

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care2.com 16 Jul '11, 2pm

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First Takes: GM Fish Takeover?, Carbon Capture Stumbles, and More...

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greenbiz.com 14 Jul '11, 3pm

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news.mongabay.com 18 Jul '11, 12am

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Twitter Turns 5 Years Old

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care2.com 17 Jul '11, 10am

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care2.com 16 Jul '11, 9am

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Human Are Religious By Nature, Says Study | Care2 Causes

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care2.com 16 Jul '11, 2am

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Debunking Dolphin Therapy For Autism | Care2 Causes

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care2.com 16 Jul '11, 11pm

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care2.com 17 Jul '11, 10pm

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care2.com 19 Jul '11, 5am

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Is Seafood Sustainable? Demand for Eco-friendly Fish Grows | Care2 Causes

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care2.com 13 Jul '11, 11pm

This is Part I of a three-part series on the global overfishing crisis and the sustainability of seafood. Recently, renown...

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feedmetothefish.blogspot.com 26 Jul '11, 11pm

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care2.com 22 Jul '11, 9am

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Video Promotes Picking Up Dog Waste | Care2 Causes

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care2.com 17 Jul '11, 10am

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thebaghagdiaries.com 29 Jul '11, 1am

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