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FDA Reviews Genetically Engineered Salmon

Would You Eat Genetically Altered Salmon?

This Fall, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will decide whether a new variety of genetically engineered salmon can be sold in supermarkets. If approved, the fish would be the first genetically engineered animal that people could eat. The Atlantic salmon, developed by AquaBounty Technologies, borrows genes from a fish called ocean pout, and develops at twice the normal rate, growing to market size in 16 to 18 months rather than three years. Even if the FDA deems it safe and environmentally and nutritionally sound, it wouldn't become available for a few years. Still, it could open the floodgates for other genetic engineering of animals, which likely wouldn't be labeled as such. Where do you stand on the issue?

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Paulette2533265 Paulette2533265 5 years
Several neurologists have given me so many different diagnoses - some epileptic & some definitely not. No one seems to agree except that they don't know what the cause is. After 18 years & several ineffective medications (Lamictal, Dilantin, Keppra, Depakote, Neurontin), switching to an organic, vegetarian diet has been the ONLY thing to terminate my seizures. My seizures began in 1993, the same year the FDA began approving the usage of man-made hormones.   FDA approves usage of man-made hormones if no "significant" problems result in testing. 1% of the US population is MORE than 3 million people. None of them is "insignificant".  A safe level of man-made hormones in edible meat is expected ( NOT PROVEN ) to have no effect in humans.  What is considered a "SAFE" level of man-made hormones in edible meat?   The food we eat is definitely important.  We are what we eat.      
amandatex amandatex 7 years
i don't like any type of fish! so this is a no-brainer.
Transcowgurhl Transcowgurhl 7 years
Of course I would but I have a minor in nuclear biology so I have pretty good understanding of how food sources are Gen-Enged. The process are actually very simple and straight forward plus you have to consider the fact tha almost none of the food we eat hasn't been genetically engineered to some degree granted most has been done over periods of hundreds of years though selective breeding.
beram1220 beram1220 7 years
The FDA holds no credibility in my eyes when it comes to deeming these types of food safe. How do they know the potential long term effects of genetically modified animals?! No thanks!
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