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GM salmon can breed with trout and harm ecosystem, warn scientists

May 31st, 2013 | by

Genetically modified salmon can breed with wild trout to produce a new fast growing fish that can harm natural species, scientists have warned. The researchers fear that plans to farm a new type of GM salmon that grows faster than normal salmon may result in some of the animals escaping into streams and rivers. They conducted a study to examine the impacts that such an escape would have on natural habitats. They found that the GM salmon, which have been developed by a Canada firm and are expected to be given approval for sale as food in the US, could mate with wild brown trout…
The Telegraph, 29/05/13. Read the full article ‘GM salmon can breed with trout and harm ecosystem‘.

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