Faster-Growing Salmon – The 50 Best Inventions of 2010 – TIME

It’s hard to deny the science behind these creatures, but its more than  obvious that farm raised salmon is a heated topic.

The problem is that salmon make bad farm animals; it takes 3 lb. of feed to grow 1 lb. of salmon. AquaBounty’s solution: splice in a gene from Chinook salmon with DNA from an eellike creature called an ocean pout. AquAdvantage Atlantic salmon can grow twice as fast, making them easier to farm.

via Faster-Growing Salmon – The 50 Best Inventions of 2010 – TIME.

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