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Genetically Modified Salmon

Go, Frankenfish! Why We Need GM Salmon.

Tamar Haspel | Posted 05.28.2013 | Taste
Tamar Haspel

Genetic modification raises hard questions that need thorough answers. But, given finite resources to feed a growing population, wouldn't it be great if science could help us grow more nutritious foods with less time, effort, land and money? I'm a farmer, and I say yes.

GM Salmon: Why You Should Care!

Andrew Gunther | Posted 04.13.2013 | Green
Andrew Gunther

As someone who puts animal welfare and the environment front and center in my food choices, AquaBounty's claim that their GE salmon will reach a marketable weight in half the time immediately set alarm bells ringing.

Genetically Modified Food: One Step Closer to Your Plate

David Ropeik | Posted 03.12.2013 | Green
David Ropeik

The FDA recently announced its decision about the safety of salmon genetically engineered to grow faster, saying the fish are safe for consumption and would have "no significant impact on the environment." Sure enough, the anti-GM folks reacted with almost knee-jerk predictability.

Genetically-Modified Salmon Not A Threat, FDA Says

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE and MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 02.20.2013 | Food

WASHINGTON -- Federal health regulators say a genetically modified salmon that grows twice as fast as normal is unlikely to harm the environment, clea...

Is Genetically Modified Salmon Safe to Eat?

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 02.10.2013 | Food
Martha Rosenberg

The genetically modified salmon, created by Boston-based AquaBounty Technologies, is created to grow twice as fast as wild Atlantic salmon -- reaching its full size in 18 months instead of three years.

So Will That Be the Wild or Patented Salmon?

Peter Hanlon | Posted 05.06.2012 | Green
Peter Hanlon

It looks like 2012 will be the year of two salmons: one a genetically altered "Frankenfish" currently under review by the FDA, and the other an inhabitant of one of the world's last great wild salmon runs.

Why Wild Salmon Is Worth the Fight(video)

Nicole Betancourt | Posted 09.20.2011 | Food
Nicole Betancourt

Next year, developers plan to apply for permits for the construction of America's largest open-pit copper and gold mine, in the heart of Alaska's most valuable salmon runs. It's not too late for us to stop them if we act now.

STUDY: Altered Salmon Still Have Sex Drive

| Posted 09.18.2011 | San Francisco

By Susanne Rust This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. Transgenic salmon may not be as interested in the opposite sex as their w...

Frankenfish Foiled? Setback For Genetically Modified Salmon Approval

AP | By MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 08.16.2011 | Food

WASHINGTON -- The House voted Wednesday to prohibit the Food and Drug Administration from approving genetically modified salmon for human consumption....

Consumer Choice and Genetically Engineered Fish

George Leonard | Posted 07.24.2011 | Food
George Leonard

Californians are known for discerning taste and deserve the right to be eco- and health-conscious "foodies." But to do so, the state legislature should make sure the industry reveals what's at the fish counter before it ends up on our plate.

California Must Label Genetically Engineered Fish

Jean Halloran | Posted 07.24.2011 | Food
Jean Halloran

Looming over consumers is the likelihood that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will approve the raising and selling of genetically engineered salmon -- without labeling -- in the very near future.

New Documents Reveal FDA's Review Of GM Salmon May Be Faulty And Misinformed

California Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The federal government's safety review of  genetically engineered salmon may be faulty, misinformed and in violation of its own laws, according to a ...

Genetically Modified Salmon: Meet the Pookalmon

Nick Joy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nick Joy

How can we take parts of a different species, put them in an animal and yet call it by the same name? How come you can call it a salmon? It isn't one. Let's call it what it really is.

Why Genetically Modified Salmon Affects My Rights as a Citizen

Nick Joy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Nick Joy

If genetically modified salmon is approved, then the U.S. government has to be ready to accept responsibility in the event that this technology escapes. Not doing so would be an affront to my liberty.

GM Salmon Is Just Plain Wrong

Nick Joy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Nick Joy

Forget all the theorizing about feeding the developing world -- the GM industry is about inventing animals or plants whose genetic structure is owned by a corporation.

WATCH 'Frankenfish': FDA Hears Arguments For And Against Genetically-Modified Salmon

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Tinker with the genetics of salmon and maybe you create a revolutionary new food source that could help the environment and feed th...

'Frankenfish' May Be First Genetically-Modified Animal Approved For Consumption

The Guardian | Chris McGreal in Washington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

US authorities today began the process to approve the first GM animal for human consumption. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a 60-da...