Note: Wild isn’t always great…use the app!
Bonus: how to Eco Sushi:
After millions of years of evolution, we just approved a fish created by a technology company. It will escape, breed, and mix with existing salmon—just in the way other Genetically-Engineered crops have.
Excerpts via the NY Times [click to read entire thing]:
Wild salmon populations will be affected if the genetically engineered fish were to escape into the oceans and rivers. AquAdvantage salmon, as it is known, is an Atlantic salmon that has been genetically modified so that it grows to market size faster than a conventional farmed salmon. It was developed by AquaBounty Technologies, which is now majority-owned by the Intrexon Corporation. Consumer opposition could be strong. A number of supermarkets have already said, in response to environmentalists, that they have no plans to sell the salmon. It was also not immediately clear whether the salmon would be labeled so that consumers would know its origins. The agency indicated that labeling would not be mandatory…Environmentalists in Canada have sued the government to halt production of the eggs. A hearing in that case was held this week.
More: Canada sued over approval of genetically modified salmon scheme: US firm’s plan to produce GM salmon eggs in Canada and ship them to Panama threatens contamination of wild fish in a ‘huge live experiment.
Safe at Whole Foods?
From a few years back: