News features and technical articles about the evolution of aquaculture, one of the world’s fastest growing industries.

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Intelligence

On GM foods, part 4: Let’s examine our needs

Scott Nichols concludes his four-part series about GM foods with a simple question about transgenic animals: Are they truly meeting a need? We need more food and we need better nutrition. Both desires should be achieved without increasing environmental impacts. 

Health & Welfare

Probiotics, prebiotics in aquatic animals

Research has shown that probiotics and prebiotics can help mediate stress responses and improve disease resistance, growth performance, feed utilization, carcass composition and other traits by stimulating animals’ innate immune systems. 

Health & Welfare

Nutrition and genes research at Virginia Tech

Trans­crip­to­mics studies highlight impacts of different treatments on specific genes that can be tar­geted via nutritional in­ter­ven­tion to increase farmed animal performance or welfare.