Fish from a lab – level 2

19-05-2021 07:00

Salmon is the most eaten fish in the world, and the number of salmon in oceans is going down very quickly. At the same time, salmon farms are having troubles because sea water is getting warmer.

A company in San Francisco, US, came up with an interesting idea. It makes salmon in a lab where it grows in special tanks. Experts use real salmon cells which grow and they look like real meat. The color and texture are very similar and it tastes good, too.

This salmon does not have anything that most fish have nowadays. Since oceans water is dirty, fish have many dangerous things, for example microplastics and mercury.

Difficult words: cell (the smallest part of a living thing), microplastic (a very small piece of plastic which are in water and they are dangerous to people and animals), mercury (a silver heavy metal which is very dangerous to living things).

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