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    Genetically altered salmon dubbed "FrankenFish

    The company that produces a genetically altered salmon dubbed "FrankenFish" by critics, faces one of its biggest challenges this week as it attempts to get the fish approved to eventually hit U.S. food markets.

    http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/fda-...almon-11652014

    Genetically modified salmon eggs produced by AquaBounty Technologies, which include a growth hormone gene from an eel-like fish that causes them to grow about twice as fast as regular salmon, are under review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over the next several days. Today is the last day the public is invited to comment and present data.

    The FDA says it won't vote today on whether to approve the eggs. Rather, it is holding what's essentially a peer review to discuss four other issues the panel needs to consider, including: whether genetic engineering is safe for the fish; whether there is reasonable certainty the fish are safe to consume; whether the data really does indicate the fish grow faster; and the potential environmental impacts the production of these fish could pose.

    Numerous consumer and scientific advocacy groups showed up to urge the FDA not to approve the eggs.

    The Ocean Conservancy, a Washington, DC-based conservation organization which opposes the salmon production, said these fish could pose a huge risk to native salmon species if they were to escape from captivity.

    "This dangerous precedent could eventually allow genetically modified fish in the very same pens and cages where hundreds of thousands of fish escape every year," Anna Zivian, a senior manager with the Ocean Conservancy has said. Zivian testified before the FDA today.
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    The FDA also allows cancerous animals in slaughterhouses to be killed and sold as fresh meat, so this doesn't surprise me. Consumers have to do so much homework anymore to ensure they're getting safe food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod View Post


    The Ocean Conservancy, a Washington, DC-based conservation organization which opposes the salmon production, said these fish could pose a huge risk to native salmon species if they were to escape from captivity.



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    Is Ed on the phone with the lawyers? Is this salmon striped in anyway with white an black? Or red white and black? Those scientist better be wearing a cup

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    I don't like the FDA, but this isn't necessarily about that, per se.

    We already have genetically modified corn and soy and there hasn't been any information of it being harmful.

    Besides, isn't this really kind of the beginnings for solutions on the overfishing problems?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theeaterofshades View Post
    Is Ed on the phone with the lawyers? Is this salmon striped in anyway with white an black? Or red white and black? Those scientist better be wearing a cup
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