September 8, 2010
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
Genetically modified salmon, which grows at a superfast rate, is safe to be farmed and eaten, American scientists have declared.
The move by experts advising U.S. watchdogs will clear the way for the first GM creature to be sold as food.
The first GM salmon could be on American dinner tables within two to three years, and possibly on British plates soon after that, paving the way for the genetic modification of other fish and food animals into what critics are calling ‘Frankenfood’.
Shares in the company behind the technology leapt by 26 per cent on the London Stock Exchange on Friday, providing evidence that analysts see GM as the future of fish production.