Indiana agriculture is not limited to grain and livestock. There is also a growing aquaculture sector that illustrates the Hoosier State’s agbioscience industry. One example is AquaBounty Technologies, which operates a facility in Albany.
Based in Massachusetts, it was the first company to receive approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to raise and sell genetically engineered salmon.
“For a company that grows genetically modified salmon, innovation is key,” Mark Walton, chief technology officer for AquaBounty, said to Inside INdiana Business Host Gerry Dick. “Our innovation begins with genetics. We use a growth hormone gene from a different salmon species.” Read the article.