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FDA approves first genetically engineered animal

The first genetically altered animal, a salmon known as AquAdvantage, was approved yesterday by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) after years of review and endless controversy. The salmon is engineered to grow twice as fast as its natural counterpart as it contains a growth hormone from a Chinook salmon and has been given a […]

Fish fraud: Your salmon may not be who it says it is

New findings released earlier this week showed that you may have been deceived the last time you ordered salmon at a restaurant. According to Oceana, an advocacy organization that’s previously found fraud in retail marketing of other fish, shrimp and crab cakes, diners were misled in restaurants when ordering salmon 67% of the time. The […]

Save the environment through your refrigerator

As your mother has probably told you: eat your fruits and vegetables.

As the nutrition experts have told you: keep a divided plate, eating so many servings of not only fruits and veggies, but proteins, carbohydrates and more.

But maybe it isn’t just your health that everyone has been keeping in mind—but also the environment’s.

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Neurotoxins such as domoic acid can disrupt salmon brain activity

There’s something in the water.

And it’s making salmon go crazy.

OK, maybe not crazy, but new research shows salmon that have been exposed to algal neurotoxins such as domoic acid, saxitoxin and brevetoxin exhibit changes in their behavior and brain activity.

The study, published online June 25 in Science Daily, also found small doses […]