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Archive for September 21st, 2010

Go Eat Biotech Salmon!

Posted by feww on September 21, 2010


GM Food Companies Have a Quick Answer!!

But there’s just one tiny niggling issue: They don’t want you to know what you’re eating!

AquaBounty Technologies GM Salmon, aka ‘Frankenfish,’ (background) have a growth problem. They grow to the 8-pound market weight in 18 months instead of the normal 36. Image source: AquaBounty. Image may be subject to copyright.

AquaBounty’s mission Statement (from their website):

… to play a significant part in “The Blue Revolution” – bringing together biological sciences and molecular technology to enable an aquaculture industry capable of large-scale, efficient, and environmentally sustainable production of high quality seafood. Increased growth rates, enhanced resistance to disease, better food-conversion rates, manageable breeding cycles, and more efficient use of aquatic production systems are all important components of sustainable aquaculture industry of the future.

AquaBounty’s Main Problem:

They haven’t provided enough information to address major concerns about allergens and other potential risks, FDA panel says.

AquaBounty’s Main Concern:

They don’t want the consumer to know their product is different from natural fish by way of annoying labels.

“People will perceive a label as some sort of warning,” AquaBounty Chief Executive Officer Ronald Stotish said in a news conference.

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