Biotech Battle: Are Genetically Engineered Fish Safe?
September 20, 2010
A battle is expected to be brewing in a hotel ballroom in suburban Washington, D.C., on Monday, over whether the Food and Drug Administration should approve the first genetically engineered animal for human consumption — a fast-growing Atlantic salmon.
The salmon is being developed by a small biotech company from Massachusetts, AquaBounty Technologies http://aquabounty.com, and contains an extra growth gene that makes it grow twice as fast as conventional farm-raised salmon.
Chinook salmon growth hormone genes
Status (as of July 13, 2014): Still waiting FDA decision