FDA to consider approval of modified salmon
No, this is not a "News of the Weird" or some sort of spoof article. Some people actually think it is better for us if we also have a salmon that has been genetically altered. Not sure about you, but I think God did just fine on the mighty salmon the first time around.
September 20, 2010
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press Writer
Washington (AP) - Federal food regulators pondered Monday whether to say, for the first time, that it's OK to market a genetically engineered animal as safe for people to eat.
The Food and Drug Administration is holding two days of hearings on a request to market genetically modified salmon. Ron Stotish, CEO of AquaBounty, the Massachusetts company that made the marketing request, said at the meeting Monday that his company's fish product is safe and environmentally sustainable.
Critics, however, call the modified salmon "frankenfish" that could cause allergies in humans and the eventual decimation of the wild salmon population. An FDA advisory committee is reviewing the science of the genetically engineered fish this week and hearing such criticisms as the agency ponders approval.
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