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Subject:  Franken Fish Date:  12/4/2012  7:36 PM
Author:  lindytoes Number:  46573 of 59804

In of all places, Panama!
video and article
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/aquabounty-hoping-serve-dna...
AquaBounty Hoping to Serve DNA-Altered Salmon on US Plates
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Deep in the rain forests of Panama, in a secret location behind padlocked gates, barbed-wire fences and over a rickety wooden bridge, grows what could be the most debated food product of our time.

It may look like the 1993 hit movie "Jurassic Park," but at this real-life freshwater farm scientists are altering the genes not of dinosaurs -- but of fish.

They are growing a new DNA-altered saltwater fish in the mountains, far from the sea -- a salmon that could be the first genetically altered animal protein approved for the world to eat. If it is approved, this would be a landmark change for human food.

But it is one critics call "Frankenfish."
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