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There are 10 comments on the WFMZ story from Sep 20, 2010, titled Genetically Engineered Fish: Good Or Bad? - Regional News - Berks S.... In it, WFMZ reports that:

It's bigger, it's meatier, and it grows to full size in half the time. This is not a commercial! This is genetically altered fish, and it could be coming to a dinner table near you.

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wthno

Bethlehem, PA

#1 Sep 20, 2010
no first fish then humans. this is not safe at all what about allergic reactions. the company that is doing the studies get all their info from the company developing the fish. what makes you think a company that stands to make a great deal of money will tell you the truth. dont mess with gods creatures please. greed greed greed.
leadpipe58

Macungie, PA

#2 Sep 20, 2010
Besides allergic reactions(which is a great point)what happens when these fish get in to nature?Will they take over?------they said the same thing about the killer bees.
Tiff

Bethlehem, PA

#3 Sep 21, 2010
BADDDDDD! seriously.
Reds

Clinton, NY

#4 Sep 21, 2010
These are free roaming wild Atlantic salmon
http://www.lssu.edu/arl/fishcam.php
noo

Kernersville, NC

#5 Sep 21, 2010
Don't mess with MOTHER NATURE
Chad

Allentown, PA

#6 Sep 21, 2010
Typical American: "If it tastes good, I'll eat it. Sure, why not?"

Duh... Maybe because it will give you cancer in 15 years? Or who knows?

There are too many dumb people in our society.
Purplesox

United States

#7 Sep 21, 2010
Genetically Altered anything is bad news! Too bad the American people are ALREADY consuming too much genetically altered food soy, corn, tomatoes, etc and they have no idea. Why, because it does not have to be labeled any differently. That might make it seem like it's bad for you or something? We are messing with genetics here. Don't we already have enough genetic diseases? This is what happens when man tries to play God. People's lives and health should come before the almighty dollar, but sadly this is not the case in this day and age.
Filthy_Rat

Allentown, PA

#8 Sep 21, 2010
This money will destroy us. Look what we do for it. lol
weird science

Princeton, NJ

#9 Sep 21, 2010
People, this isn't science fiction or growing meat in test tubes! Genetic engineering has been going on for years from fruit flies to laboratory mice. Scientists can turn genes on/off, express various endogenous proteins, create models for human diseases (realize the drugs you take to save your lives were developed in genetically engineered animals). Scientists can create fat mice, athletic mice, diabetic mice, etc. Why shouldn't they create a fish that more efficiently puts meat on its bones? Imagine how much something like this could help feed the world's poor! If you think this is a bad thing you are ignorant of the science behind it.
Also, regarding allergic reactions, if you're not already allergic to salmon meat why would you be allergic to larger salmon? It's the same protein, they just produce MORE of it!
Barbara

Lewisburg, PA

#10 Sep 21, 2010
Purplesox wrote:
Genetically Altered anything is bad news! Too bad the American people are ALREADY consuming too much genetically altered food soy, corn, tomatoes, etc and they have no idea. Why, because it does not have to be labeled any differently. That might make it seem like it's bad for you or something? We are messing with genetics here. Don't we already have enough genetic diseases? This is what happens when man tries to play God. People's lives and health should come before the almighty dollar, but sadly this is not the case in this day and age.
I agree. It's my opinion that the spike in food allergies in children and possibly medical conditions like ADHD and autism spectrum disorders are caused by GMO food which is present in almost all processed foods. The American public is the subject of a huge experiment in nutrition without their knowledge. If GM salmon get into the wild, will they compete with wild salmon and eradicate them? What would be the fallout from that if it happens? The companies that are pushing these products on us stand to make a killing, by eliminating any competition in the US and abroad. And if we lose diverstity and choice in our food supply, a disaster becomes even more likely. FDA and USDA can't be trusted to regulate these businesses because there is a revolving door between them for employees.

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