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Jun 22, 2019

Restaurants could be first to get genetically modified salmon

  • AquaBounty is producing the first genetically modified salmon approved for human consumption in the U.S.
  • Companies are working to transform how Americans eat plants and animals, but consumer advocates urge caution.
  • AquAdvantage salmon may first show up in restaurants or university cafeterias, which are not required to tell diners their fish are genetically modified.
Inside an Indiana aquafarming complex, thousands of salmon eggs genetically modified to grow faster than normal are hatching into tiny fish. After growing to roughly 10 pounds (4.5 kilograms) in indoor tanks, they could be served in restaurants by late next year.
AquaBounty hasn't sold any fish in the U.S. yet, but it says its salmon may first turn up in places like restaurants or university cafeterias, which would decide whether to tell diners that the fish are genetically modified. "It's their customer, not ours," said AquaBounty CEO Sylvia Wulf.  Read the article.  

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