08 Sep '12, 3pm

GM Glowing Pet Fish Has Researchers Concerned

GM Glowing Pet Fish Has Researchers Concerned

Who wouldn’t want a glow in the dark pet fish? That’s exactly what Yorktown Technologies thought when they brought a genetically modified pet fish called the GloFish to market in 2003. The fluorescent fish, a modified version of the zebra fish, was undoubtedly popular, and as a result, this February Yorktown introduced the Electric Green Tetra fish, an altered version of the black Tetra fish. It’s a small freshwater fish that with the help of glowing coral genetic material, turns neon in black light, according to The Washington Post . The Two Aren't the Same But environmentalists fear that these two fish are actually much different than they seem because the Electric Green Tetra can survive in US waterways, particularly those in South Florida, while the GloFish can only survive in southern Asia waters. “My worry is that they’ll be such a novelty that they will be imported ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/corporate-responsibility/gm-glo...

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