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GM food battle moves to fish as super-salmon nears US approval

Posted By admin On September 26, 2010 @ 4:50 am In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled

Jamie Doward
London Observer [1]
Sept 26, 2010

Buried in a prospectus inviting investors to buy shares in a fledgling biotech company is an arresting claim attributed to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation.

“Commercial aquaculture is the most rapidly growing segment of the agricultural industry, accounting for more than $60bn sales in 2003. While land-based agriculture is increasing between 2% to 3% per year, aquaculture has been growing at an average rate of approximately 9% per year since 1970.”

And then the prospectus for the US company AquaBounty offers this observation to tantalise prospective investors: “The traditional fishery harvest from the ocean has stagnated since 1990.”

So what is to be done to satisfy the world’s seemingly insatiable appetite for fish? An appetite that will see the consumption of farmed fish outpace global beef consumption by nearly 10% within five years, according to the UN?

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[1] London Observer: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/sep/26/gm-food-battle-salmon

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[5] GM salmon Frankenfish about to be unleashed into US food supply: http://www.prisonplanet.com/gm-salmon-frankenfish-about-to-be-unleashed-into-us-food-supply.html

[6] GM Salmon, Genetic Engineering of Farm Animals to Arrive in Summer 2013 Despite Public Opposition: http://www.prisonplanet.com/gm-salmon-genetic-engineering-of-farm-animals-to-arrive-in-summer-2013-despite-public-opposition.html

[7] Genetically engineered salmon, if approved by FDA, could destroy the salmon industry: http://www.prisonplanet.com/genetically-engineered-salmon-if-approved-by-fda-could-destroy-the-salmon-industry.html

[8] GM salmon rejected by Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Aldi and other food retailers: http://www.prisonplanet.com/gm-salmon-rejected-by-whole-foods-trader-joes-aldi-and-other-food-retailers.html

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