Gene-edited Tilapia Not Classified as GMO in ArgentinaJanuary 16, 2019
The new line of tilapia was developed by Intrexon and its subsidiary AquaBounty Technologies, which is known for its AquaAdvantage salmon. FLT 01 has been developed to demonstrate a 70% improvement in fillet yield, a 16% increase in growth rate, and a 14% improvement in feed conversion ratio. According to CONABIA, FLT 01 was developed using gene editing techniques and do not contain a foreign DNA or a new combination of genetic material, thus it is not considered as a GMO.
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