29 Sep '11, 11am

Feds help GMO salmon swim upstream via @grist

Feds help GMO salmon swim upstream via @grist

Photo: Isaac Wedin AquaBounty Technology's genetically modified salmon just got a hefty financial boost from the USDA: On Monday, the agency awarded the Massachusetts-based company $494,000 to study technologies that would render the genetically tweaked fish sterile. This would reduce the likelihood they could reproduce with wild salmon, should any escape into the wild -- a scenario that has many environmentalists concerned. The Atlantic salmon, which is branded with the name AquAdvantage, has been genetically altered with a growth-hormone gene from a Chinook salmon and a "genetic on-switch" gene from an ocean pout that will allow the fish to grow all year round, reaching market size much faster than traditional salmon. In mid-2010, AquaBounty's salmon appeared to be on the fast-track for approval by the FDA, which would have made it the first genetically modified animal a...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/food/2011-09-29-feds-help-gmo-salmon...

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Feds Help GMO Salmon Swim Upstream

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redgreenandblue.org 08 Oct '11, 7pm

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