Monday, September 20, 2010

Genetically-Modified Salmon

WNYC reported this morning on the brewing controversy around the FDA's pending approval of genetically-modified salmon for the US consumer market. The salmon, produced by AquaBounty Technologies of Massachusetts, "contains an extra growth gene that makes it grow twice as fast as conventional farm-raised salmon." You can listen to the piece here.

This story has been quietly developing since the summer -- a quick search of the New York Times web site provides useful background information, and no doubt more is to be found through the library's subscription databases.

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