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Would you eat genetically modified (or engineered) salmon?
The FDA has approved the production and selling of salmon that have been modified to grow faster and larger over a shorter period of time. I have serious concerns about the introduction of GM salmon into the environment. Evidently because of how they grow they require a much larger percentage of food resources and could kill off natural salmon. Producers have tried to allay these fears by producing sterile stock which, while it sounds good, is only 95% effective which means that when they do get into the natural world at least 5% will be able to reproduce. I find little or no comfort in this.
Worst still, while I have fewer concerns about them marketing and selling it to those who want it, I am taken aback by the refusal of our (US) government to require these Frankenfish (I like this term!) be labeled as such. Monsanto and others have spent very large sums of money to insure that we remain ignorant of what we are actually consuming.
What are your thoughts? Are you comfortable not having products such as this labeled? Is this much ado about nothing?