Nova Scotia Says No to ‘Franken Salmon’ but GMO Foods All Around Us
There’s a big push globally to have all seafood labelled by its origin, how it was caught, by what means and if it is under sustainable management.
While Atlantic companies and fisheries have become part of the project simply because they had to if exporting to most foreign countries, I’ve yet to see a label attached to fresh Atlantic salmon steaks or portions in local grocery chains stating where the salmon came from.
Does everyone know that most are cage-reared and were fed copious ...
P.E.I., Home of the Frankenfish: World’s First Genetically Modified Animal Approved for Human Consumption Starts Life Here
On Nov. 19, the United States Food and Drug Administration approved a company called AquaBounty to sell its genetically modified Atlantic salmon in America.
The company has also applied to sell its product in Canada.
Those fish, the first of their kind approved for commercial production anywhere in the world, start their lives on Prince Edward Island.
But many Islanders don’t consider that particular distinction to be something to be proud of.
Local environmental groups, and other ...