has posted a interesting piece of news about the possibility of release of transgenic Atlantic Salmon which grows twice as fast as its natural counterpart.AquaBounty, the company which has developed the fish has imposed strict restriction not to sell the fish to farmers who do not have enclosed, inland tanks.
As GNOBB readers are well aware of that for any living object (tree, food crops, Bacteria, animal and fish) to get approval from the State Regulatory Agency FDA is extremely difficult. In spite of the current strict immigration restriction, sometimes transgenics make their way to the local and foreign markets. With the passage of time the regulatory agencies are getting tougher and tougher for the simple reason that no Biosafety laws are foolproof to ensure that no harm to the environment will occur following the introduction of a transgenic organism in a territory. Readers may recall that in India the Government approval to allow transgenic aubergine (eggplant) was withdrawn although this popular vegetable crop passed through almost all the stages of the regulatory process. It may be recalled that the anti-genomic group backed by strong political parties wants total ban on the introduction of any transgenics. Anyway strong indications are that the fast growingtransgenic fast growing salmon fish will soon find its way in the market if there is no last minute turning back from the decision the USA Government has recently taken.
Transgenic Salmon Fish