Genetically altered 'Frankenfish' may be en route to your dinner table12/23/2012
Genetically altered salmon: It's what's for dinner. Well, as slogans go, that one probably deserves to sleep with the fishes, but the concept is inching toward reality. The Food and Drug Administration has released findings concluding that salmon tweaked with a gene from ocean pout (an eel-like fish) are safe to eat and don't pose an environmental threat. The tweak makes the salmon grow larger and faster than normal, and the FDA's judgment could lead to it being marketed to consumers. Critics who have already dubbed the new food "Frankenfish" will weigh in with outrage during an upcoming public comment period, but with this hurdle cleared the designer salmon is no longer swimming upstream. [Source]
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