'frankenfish' May Never Make It To Your Plate


Salmon that's genetically modified to grow twice as fast as normal could soon show up on your dinner plate. That is, if the company that makes the fish can stay afloat.

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  • Becoming a voice for rural Alaskans
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  • Maryland seeks to lure anglers to join 'Frankenfish' battle
    The invasive snakehead, which can breathe air and travel short distances over land, has spread throughout much of the Potomac River basin in Virginia and Maryland in the last decade, snapping up anything in front of it. The new program to be formally ...
    07/24/2014 - 2:12 pm | View Link
  • Maryland seeks to lure anglers to join 'Frankenfish' battle
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    07/24/2014 - 10:55 am | View Link
  • Maryland seeks to lure anglers to join 'Frankenfish' battle
    "We've been encouraging people to catch them, keep them and eat them since they are a non-native species that has a capacity to affect the local fish population." There are enough of the fish in the region to support the annual Potomac Snakehead Tournament ...
    07/23/2014 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • This Engineered Salmon Could Double World Production: Should You Fear Frankenfish?
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    01/5/2014 - 4:51 am | View Link
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  • Say "No" to Genetically Engineered Fish!
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    08/31/2014 - 2:44 am | View Website
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  • Snakehead (fish)
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    08/30/2014 - 3:02 pm | View Website
  • Attack of the Frankenfish
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    08/30/2014 - 5:15 am | View Website
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