'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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  • Engineered Food
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    05/30/2014 - 9:13 am | View Link
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    07/24/2014 - 2:58 am | View Link
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  • 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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