GM tilapia achieves regulatory exemption in Argentina
Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 23:50 (GMT + 9)
Intrexon Corporation and its majority-owned subsidiary AquaBounty Technologies, Inc. announced that the gene edited line of tilapia (FLT 01) jointly developed will not be considered as a genetically modified organism (GMO) in Argentina, according to Argentina's National Advisory Commission on Agricultural Biotechnology (CONABIA).
The firms indicate this line of tilapia enables more sustainable production through improvements in fillet yield, growth and feed conversion efficiency, enabling the tilapia to grow to market weight in less time, while also consuming less feed than conventional varieties.
Intrexon and AquaBounty stress that the engineered tilapia were developed using gene editing techniques and do not contain any foreign DNA or a new combination of genetic material that would warrant their regulation as genetically modified in Argentina.
Tilapia fi... FULL STORY