'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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  • Frankenfish labeling advances in Congress
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    06/4/2014 - 3:12 pm | View Link
  • Engineered Food
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    05/30/2014 - 9:13 am | View Link
  • Are GMOs the Climategate of the Left?
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    05/23/2014 - 9:45 am | View Link
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  • AK-Sen: Mark Begich (D) Pushes The FDA To Label GMO Food Like "Frankenfish"
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  • OUTDOORS: ‘Frankenfish’ hardly a monster to anglers
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    07/9/2014 - 8:42 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
  • Lunged B.C. ‘Frankenfish’ snakehead could slither overland, but wouldn’t survive Canadian winter, scientists say
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    11/25/2013 - 6:14 am | View Link
  • 'Frankenfish' caught in Va. sets world record
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    08/8/2013 - 2:18 am | View Link
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  • Genetically Modified Salmon | Food & Water Watch
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    07/21/2014 - 7:07 am | View Link
  • Say "No" to Genetically Engineered Fish!
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    07/21/2014 - 6:03 am | View Link
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    07/21/2014 - 4:01 am | View Link
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  • Frankenfish
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    07/20/2014 - 7:59 am | View Link
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