It's been hailed as the future of farming: it uses less water (up to 90 percent less than traditional gardening), doesn't attract soil-based bugs and produces two types of produce (both plants and fish).
85 percent of oyster reefs have been lost globally. In many bays, once-plentiful oyster reefs are now functionally extinct. But shellfish lovers shouldn't panic -- most of the oysters they eat today are farmed.
On Monday, after two days of hearings, U.S. FDA concluded there is not "sufficient data to determine that a genetic modification that enables salmon to grow twice as quickly is safe for the fish or for consumers."
Ocean life is today threatened as never before. Human activities are taking their toll, and nothing exacts a greater price than the industrial scope and scale of fishing to feed our growing appetite for seafood.