[Marxism] BAD NEWS: GM salmon can breed with wild fish and pass on genes

Greg McDonald gregmc59 at gmail.com
Thu May 30 11:09:25 MDT 2013

Who knows, maybe they'll end up with a walking fin.


On Wed, May 29, 2013 at 3:15 PM, DW <dwaltersmia at gmail.com> wrote:

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> GM salmon can breed with wild fish and pass on genes
> The potential risks of genetically modified fish escaping into the wild
> have been highlighted in a new study.
> Scientists from Canada have found that transgenic Atlantic salmon can
> cross-breed with a closely related species - the brown trout.
> The fish, which have been engineered with extra genes to make them grow
> more quickly, pass on this trait to the hybrid offspring.
> The research is published the Proceedings of the Royal Society
> B.<
> http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/lookup/doi/10.1098/rspb.2013.1047>
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> However, the biotech company AquaBounty, which created the salmon, said any
> risks were negligible as the fish they were producing were all female,
> sterile and would be kept in tanks on land.
> Full:
> http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22694239
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