Somebody tell Porky Pig
to run for cover. The super fish are coming.
The Food and Drug Administration has issued a report on a strain of genetically modified salmon being cultivated off Canada's Prince Edward Island that claims the so-called "frankenfish" pose no harm to the environment. The fish being harvested in the far east of the country by a Massachusetts company possess an added growth hormone that allows them to grow twice as fast.
CBC news reports
that the FDA's positive assessment "clears the way for the first approval of a scientifically engineered animal for human consumption." But don't get too excited about the prospect of sinking your teeth into the enhanced lean meat anytime soon:
"The tentative thumbs-up from the FDA is only for production, so it could still be a long time before the world's first genetically engineered food animal ends up on the dinner table."
Via CBC News