Thursday, August 26, 2010

Something Fishy

It's a fine day for being American! At least if you like to eat gentically-modified meat! Because if you're lucky, "a year and a half from now you could be eating the very first genetically-modified animal approved for public consumption: The AquAdvantage® salmon", news site Gawker reports.

The AquAdvantage® salmon grows twice as fast as...well...natural and completely normal salmon and is cleverly made up by "a neat bit of DNA from an "eel-like creature" called the ocean pout that's been grafted onto a chinook salmon's growth hormone gene."

Yaaay! I hope they start selling this because I can't wait to see happy young sushi eaters skyrocketing in size from all the amazing genes they'll be eating. I mean I guess I could just watch people grow in a normal pace, but seriously? That's just sooo 2009.

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