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Entries in genetically modified fish (13)

Thursday
Jan232014

Did the Canadian Government Break the Law by Approving GM Salmon?

Environmental groups want a court to decide if the Canadian federal government violated its own law by permitting the manufacture of genetically modified salmon in Canada.

LINK (via:EcoWatch)

Thursday
Jan092014

Hybrids of genetically-modified and wild fish outgrow their parents 

If genetically-modified (GM) salmon escape from farms and mate with wild fish from a different species, the results could be surprising. According to a study, the hybrid offspring grow even faster than the GM fish.

LINK (via: UW Conservation)

Saturday
Nov302013

Genetically-modified salmon eggs approved commercially

Fuck you Environment Canada.

Environment Canada has given AquaBounty Technologies the go-ahead to produce genetically-modified salmon eggs on a commercial scale at its P.E.I. facility, the company has announced.

AquaBounty's hatchery in eastern P.E.I. has been a research-only production site, but now the company is saying the facility in Bay Fortune has the go-ahead from Environment Canada to produce the fish eggs on a commercial scale.

LINK (via:CBC News)

Thursday
May302013

GM salmon can breed with trout and harm ecosystem

Genetically modified salmon, the gift that keeps on giving.

Genetically modified salmon could escape into the wild with devastating consequences for the ecosystem, a new study has warned.

LINK (via: The Independent)

Saturday
Feb092013

Prevention of Escapement of Genetically Altered Salmon in the United States

That is the name of new legislation sponsored by Alaska Senator Mark Begich to ban genetically engineered salmon.

LINK (via: The Columbia Basin Bulletin)

Wednesday
Dec262012

Comng Soon to a Dinner Plate Near You?

Genetically modified salmon moved closer to the market last week with release of draft documents from the Food and Drug Administration that assessed the environmental risks posed by AquAdvantage salmon, which grow faster than regular Atlantic salmon.

The agency found, on a preliminary basis, that the GM fish, produced by AquaBounty Technologies of Massachusetts, posed no significant threat.

LINK (LA Times)