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4.5 tonnes of unmarked genetically modified salmon fillets sold in Canada

It appears Canadians were among the first diners in the world to eat a genetically modified animal — and they likely didn’t know it. U.S.-based AquaBounty Technologies said in a recent fiscal update about 4.5 tonnes of its fresh AquAdvantage salmon fillets were sold in Canada between April and June. The company got approval from Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection agency last year to sell the product. AquaBounty — which has a production plant in P.E.I. — did not say exactly where the salmon was sold. click here to read the story 16:20

Unleashing the AquAdvantage® Frankenfish – As many as 30 fish species, including GM trout, GM cod and GM tilapia, as well as GM pigs, GM chickens, GM goats and GM cows are “under development”.

If you’ve been following the debate about the pros and cons of genetically modified (GM) crops, like pesticide resistant maize and soybeans (read my most recent rant on the issue here), it probably won’t take a whole lot of imagination to work out the biotech industry’s next big project. That’s rights: GM animals. The story doesn’t end with GM salmon though. If the AquAdvantage® Salmon is approved for commercial use, we can expect a whole menagerie of genetically-fiddled-with farm animals in the near future. As many as 30 fish species, including GM trout, GM cod and GM tilapia, as well as GM pigs, GM chickens, GM goats and GM cows are “under development”. [email protected] news24