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Canada’s CBC reports that a seafood distributor, Aqua Bounty Technologies, has applied for permission in both the US and Canada to sell salmon that has been genetically modified.

The salmon reportedly carries a gene from another fish, ocean pout, that makes the salmon produce growth hormone year round and therefore grow faster, getting to market in half the time as traditional non-GM salmon.

The US application, to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), actually dates back four years, while the Canadian filing is recent.

Elliot Entis, CEO of the company, described the genetic modifications as akin to tuning up a car. "I mean the only thing that we've done is taken a car that gets maybe 20 kilometres or 10 kilometres to the litre, and now it gets 40 kilometres to the litre."
KC's View:
Except that nobody is being asked to eat the car.