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Jun232019

Genetically Modified Atlantic Salmon 

CBS News carries this story today regarding the advent of genetically modified salmon eggs being used to improve growth rates, and to lower feed requirements for farmed Atlantic salmon in the US.

So far, it appears approved for use only in restaurant and university cafeterias, but clearly this is just the start of something far lager. Farmed Atlantic salmon as opposed to our far more prized Pacific or Chinook, and along with turkey, comprises a surprisingly high percentage of overall protein consumption in the Northern Hemisphere - the US in particular.  

I post this simply to keep abreast of techniques that may eventually find their way to this country, though approval seems high unlikely in the current climate surrounding genetic modification of anything.

Nevertheless, it is interesting to note hat ryegrass modification for one is becoming almost a topic of everyday conversation in agricultural circles.

 

 

 

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