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Podcast: AquaBounty says GMO fish can’t survive in wild, no threat to Alaska’s wild salmon industry

| | March 13, 2019
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AquaBounty’s CEO says Alaska’s wild salmon industry has nothing to fear from the genetically engineered salmon her company plans to raise and sell.

Now that the federal government has lifted the last barrier, [the] company that developed the technology plans to import GE fish eggs from Newfoundland to Indiana, where they will be grown into full-sized Atlantic salmon and sold for food. AquaBounty CEO Sylvia Wulf….says her company’s product, the AquAdvantage salmon, fills a different market niche.

“This is not in competition with wild Alaskan salmon,” she said. “Our salmon was designed to grow in a land-based system. It can’t survive in the ocean so the chances of contamination are zero.”

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