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Business Week profiles Elliot Entis, who “has created a breed of salmon that grows twice as fast as normal farmed salmon, because they carry part of the genetic code of another type of fish, the ocean pout.”

Entis’ company, Aqua Bounty, reportedly “is in the final stages of a five-year battle to get the product approved by the Food & Drug Administration, which has yet to approve any transgenic animal for human consumption. If the company succeeds, Entis' salmon could become the first such product on the market.”

The genetically engineered salmon should allow producers to cut costs by more than a third while doubling output, according to Entis’ projections.

Entis says he has no problem with the long approval process, that if it isn’t an extensive and comprehensive procedure, consumers won’t have the requisite faith in the product.
KC's View:
While we don’t have an immediate prejudice against genetically engineered food, we’re not sure that even an extensive and comprehensive approval process will be enough to reassure consumers.