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Fast-growing salmon have cleared another hurdle in an upstream battle to be the first genetically modified animal approved for human consumption. After a long and possibly politically motivated delay, federal regulators have released preliminary documents declaring the fish safe to eat and environmentally harmless.
Rather than releasing the fish into the wild, the company plans to engineer its eggs in highly secure tanks in Canada, then ship them to Panama to mature. As a precaution, the fish are all female and contain three copies of each chromosome rather than two, rendering them sterile.
FDA has carefully considered the potential environmental impacts of the proposed action and at this time has made a preliminary determination that this action would not have a significant effect on the quality of the human environment in the United States. Therefore, FDA has made a preliminary determination that an environmental impact statement will not be prepared.
Originally posted by misscurious
It's disgusting.. people should leave nature alone.. so we have Frankenstein plants.. now fish. Where will all this end? Genetically modified people?
Originally posted by cenpuppie
No damn way! After the fiasco Monsanto had in India, not to mention GMO's being banned in just about every country except America, no damn way i'm going to heat GMO salmon.
Monsanto and company may have the heavy hand on Congress but it doesn't mean i have to eat their crap.
If the truth is that any salmon labeled "GMO" won't sell... they will simply alter the perception and marketing to engender consumer ignorance, rather than an informed choice. It is the way the always manufacture consent.
Originally posted by DerepentLEstranger
keep putting it off folks, the required response, i for one will be spending 2013 developing "methods" for ridding the world ecosystem of trash