Breeding a New Industry

By Mitch Lyons, University of Saskatchewan Student   The AquAdvantage salmon is a genetically engineered Atlantic salmon which can grow to market size in half the time of a regular Atlantic salmon. This salmon’s genome has been altered by the insertion of a promoter sequence of DNA that act like Read more…

Biotechnology, Agriculture and Development by Phillips, Castle & Smyth

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New Research Collection on Innovations in Agriculture and Food Genetically modified (GM) crops were first commercially available 18 years ago. Over this time, the technology has been applied to 15 different types of food crops (as of 2015). GM crops have been grown in 28 different countries during this period. Read more…