The genetically modified salmon, created by Boston-based AquaBounty Technologies, is created to grow twice as fast as wild Atlantic salmon -- reaching its full size in 18 months instead of three years.
Next year, developers plan to apply for permits for the construction of America's largest open-pit copper and gold mine, in the heart of Alaska's most valuable salmon runs. It's not too late for us to stop them if we act now.
Californians are known for discerning taste and deserve the right to be eco- and health-conscious "foodies." But to do so, the state legislature should make sure the industry reveals what's at the fish counter before it ends up on our plate.
Looming over consumers is the likelihood that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will approve the raising and selling of genetically engineered salmon -- without labeling -- in the very near future.