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How GMO Salmon is Changing our Food System | Future of Food

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Published on 10/29/22 / In Document

Would you each fish that was genetically designed in a lab? What if it was your only option? Like it or not, GMO salmon and other futuristic foods are revolutionizing the global food system right in front of our eyes.

Correction: to enable the salmon to grow larger, Aquabounty injected growth hormone gene from chinook salmon and a promoter sequence from an antifreeze protein gene from ocean pout. The promoter sequence (a fragment of DNA) acts like an on-switch for the chinook gene so that growth hormone is produced year-round instead of just seasonally (spring and summer).

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