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|Subject: Franken Fish||Date: 12/4/2012 7:36 PM|
|Author: lindytoes||Number: 46573 of 97763|
In of all places, Panama!
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AquaBounty Hoping to Serve DNA-Altered Salmon on US Plates
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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