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GMO Salmon Company Fully Funded

Worried that genetically modified salmon won’t make it to market and onto your plate? Worry no more. Aqua Bounty, creators of the AquAdvantage salmon, have found a plentiful source of cash.

December 10th

Legislators Oppose GM Salmon

In mid-July, several representatives and senators wrote letters to the FDA asking the agency not to approve genetically modified salmon. The letters cite economic and environmental concerns as reasons for their opposition.

August 8th

Could GM Salmon Escape Into the Wild?

Four thousand Scottish salmon escaped from Loch Duart Salmon Farm in Scotland. If ordinary salmon can escape a farm, why can’t GM salmon? Silly question. Of course GM salmon will be able to escape into the wild.

November 18th

Genetically Modified Salmon Nearing FDA Approval

Wild salmon populations are dwindling from over fishing, and consumers’ taste for the fish is far outpacing the salmon’s ability to reproduce. It takes about 3 years for these fish to reach maturity, meaning that natural populations take years to replenish. Massachusetts-based AquaBounty is has developed a genetically modified salmon that matures in 18 months, […]

July 20th