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Genetically Altered Salmon Get Closer to the Table

Rmis32 Jun 26, 2010 09:02 AM

"The Food and Drug Administration is seriously considering whether to approve the first genetically engineered animal that people would eat — salmon that can grow at twice the normal rate."

read more... http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/26/bus...

  1. Veggo Jun 26, 2010 09:33 AM

    I have followed this one as part of financial research for some time - it's quite fascinating, actually. Potentially a game changer for supplying protein to almost 7 billion people. Pro/con arguments aside, I look forward to a good old fashioned blind taste test.

    1. Indirect Heat Jun 28, 2010 10:08 PM

      As long as they're grown inland where they can't breed with wild salmon, I look forward to our new genetically-engineered salmon overlords. (Although they're steril-ish, their sterilisation procedure has a failure rate of 1% - 1% of the farmed salmon stock is a lot of salmon...)

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      1. re: Indirect Heat
        kmcarr Jun 29, 2010 09:24 AM

        O.k., who let the Slashdotter in? ;-)

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