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Franken Fish in Waltham
13 May 2002
Aqua Bounty Farms, of 935 Main Street, Waltham, Mass., hopes to farm and market the Frankensalmon, but environmentalists fear mutant salmon could escape and disrupt the already-threatened wild population
This from GRIST E-magazine:

A transgenic version of the North Atlantic salmon is the first genetically engineered animal up for review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use as food. The fish looks more or less like it's natural cousin, but it grows seven times faster and is, we kid you not, sexier (if you're a salmon of the opposite sex, that is). Scientists achieved those characteristics by including genes from Chinook salmon and ocean pout fish. Aqua Bounty Farms, of Waltham, Mass., hopes to farm and market the Frankensalmon, but environmentalists fear mutant salmon could escape and disrupt the already-threatened wild population. The fish is likely to join the ranks of cows with bovine growth hormone and genetically modified corn and soybeans as watershed species in the battle over bioengineered foods. Maryland and Oregon already have laws regulating transgenic fish, and Alaska and California are considering outright bans.

straight to the source: San Francisco Chronicle, Jane Kay, 29 Apr 2002


TELL AQUA BOUNTY WHAT YOU THINK OF THEIR FRANKENFISH:
AQUA Bounty Farms Inc.
935 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02154
U.S.A.
TEL:(781) 899-7755
FAX:(781) 899-8482
Email: afprotein (at) aol.com
See also:
http://www.gristmagazine.com/dogood/food.asp?source=daily#gefish
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