Engineered salmon still a distant reality

Sep 12, 2011 Full story: Salon 11

Members of Congress are pushing to stop the Food and Drug Administration from approving genetically engineered salmon, saying not enough is known about a fish they say could harm fishery businesses in coastal states.

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#1 Sep 12, 2011
Isn't the government too busy going after those dasterdly evil guitar makers during Obama's depression????
Eric Holder is such a Jerk-Off.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Wake Forest, NC

#3 Sep 12, 2011


Why not let Evilution run it's course right?

I mean Evilution has created Dams to block Salmon from returning home so the fish should eventually grow Wings.


I love chicken wings and Can't Wait for SALMON WINGS!



The fish, which grows twice as fast as the conventional variety, is engineered by AquaBounty, a Massachusetts-based company, but not yet allowed on the market.

The company's application has been pending for more than 15 years.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Wake Forest, NC

#4 Sep 12, 2011
A Good Economy, No More Obama WAR, and Balanced Budgets: = A DISTANT DREAM until the messiah is gone.
Robert

Hollywood, FL

#5 Sep 12, 2011
A group of 8 senators are blocking this, I might listen to them if they were not all from salmon fishing states. They don't care of the fish is safe as they have told the FDA to stop investigating the safety of the GM salmon. They just don't want the competition.

We are eating GM foods now, all the time and have been doing so for years, this is just extending it to meats.

The only thing wrong with these fish from a safety standpoint has nothing to do with GM. Farm raised salmon is not as good for you, it does not have as much of the good Omega 3 and you run the risk of consuming contaminants such as PCB. The contaminants in farmed salmon are worse in europe, least bad in south america and are bad in the US. That applies all farmed salmon no matter what kind of salmon you are raising.

All we need to do is study the effect on wild salmon should there be interbreeding and unless we find something wrong there then there should be no laws against GM salmon. The worst thing we can do it just put our foot down without reason cause then someone else will do it and if it is a risk it will get out anyway.
Irascible Infidel

Madison, WI

#7 Sep 12, 2011
Friends don't let friends eat farmed fish!!
Support Alaska's wild fishermen!
Otis B Driftwood Jr

Stamford, CT

#8 Sep 12, 2011
"Salmom Chanted Evening"

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#9 Sep 12, 2011
looks like you blew a seal?

Nah, it's just icecream.
WOODCHUCK

North Port, FL

#10 Sep 12, 2011
Most store bought Trout are pond raised,so to is Cat fish...even tuna is being penned in in the ocean...in essence artificially growing big.... Salmon are fish of migration,as we know leaving the streama ,into the ocean,and then back to its place of birth!..today there are Pond raised Salmon...some say they taste different,....often they are artificially colored.....

This is a political thing....Fish Lobby STINKING UP THE PLACE!!
Otis B Driftwood Jr

Stamford, CT

#11 Sep 12, 2011
WOODCHUCK wrote:
Most store bought Trout are pond raised,so to is Cat fish...even tuna is being penned in in the ocean...in essence artificially growing big.... Salmon are fish of migration,as we know leaving the streama ,into the ocean,and then back to its place of birth!..today there are Pond raised Salmon...some say they taste different,....often they are artificially colored.....
This is a political thing....Fish Lobby STINKING UP THE PLACE!!
The Farm Fish Lobby is pond scum.
McCarthy was right

Fort Worth, TX

#13 Sep 12, 2011
Robert wrote:
Farm raised salmon is not as good for you, it does not have as much of the good Omega 3 and you run the risk of consuming contaminants such as PCB. The contaminants in farmed salmon are worse in europe, least bad in south america and are bad in the US. That applies all farmed salmon no matter what kind of salmon you are raising.
I agree. GM or not, eating farm-raised fish is stupid.

And here's another little appetizing factoid:
The reason canned salmon must be "wild caught" is that farm-raised salmon turns to mush in a can.
davy

Albuquerque, NM

#14 Sep 13, 2011
When a republicunt thinks, he thinks stupid.
The laughing liberal wrote:
Why not let Evilution run it's course right?
I mean Evilution has created Dams to block Salmon from returning home so the fish should eventually grow Wings.
I love chicken wings and Can't Wait for SALMON WINGS!
The fish, which grows twice as fast as the conventional variety, is engineered by AquaBounty, a Massachusetts-based company, but not yet allowed on the market.
The company's application has been pending for more than 15 years.

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