Archive for September 17th, 2008

GM Kills Sex Drive in Trout and Makes Them Easier to Catch

With diminishing fishery resources and increasing food demand from an ever-growing human population, it is not surprising that aquaculture corporations and multinational biotechnology are funding research and development into genetically modifying fish. Genetically engineered fish are bred to enhance their commercial viability, like enhanced growth rates, feed conversion efficiency, and tolerance for certain environmental conditions. Farm-raised trout, sought after mainly by recreational anglers…