FDA About to Approve Genetically Altered Salmon

The FDA is on the brink of approving genetically engineered salmon for human consumption. This would be the first genetically engineered animal on supermarket shelves in the United States.

The salmon is engineered to produce growth hormones year-round that cause the fish to grow at twice the normal rate. The government already requires labels to tell us if fish is wild-caught or farm-raised—don’t we also have a right to know if our salmon is genetically engineered? Without labels,

we’ll never know.More than forty countries, including Russia and China, already require labels on genetically engineered foods. As Americans, we firmly believe that we deserve the same right to know what we are eating?

Debate it here:

  Bethnewyork   They do it for milk, they should for fish. Why do we need humongous salmon? I can think of other things I would like to have super sized. 🙂
Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 8:06:51 PM
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  Treefarn Why? For the cost savings. I’m not saying I agree with it, but if you are only asking why, its because it will provide salmon at a much cheaper cost.
Friday, February 17, 2012 at 5:44:31 AM
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  Neilsneils   Agreed. Consumers should know be communicated.
Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 6:38:34 PM
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