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AquaBounty genetically-modified salmon approved by FDA

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AquaBounty genetically-modified salmon approved by FDA

Here is an interesting article on the future of our food production. Genetically modified salmon! Do you think this will revolutionize food production in the future? For the better or worse is still to be seen.
For the record, I’m all for a and natural way of growing and raising food, however I do understand that science does play a big part of efficient and adaptive garden or growing practices. (NOT destructive or inhumane) Just think how we evolved fertilizers or other agriculture practices in the last century.

So here is the news snippet regarding our ‘homegrown’ P.E.I  salmon eggs:

A genetically modified salmon that grows at twice the rate of regular salmon has been approved as food by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The eggs for the salmon are raised in a facility in the eastern P.E.I. community of Bay Fortune and exported to Panama, where they’re grown in above-ground tanks.

AquaBounty Technologies has been waiting 20 years for FDA approval. (AquaBounty)

This is the first genetically modified food animal approved for sale in the world.

AquaBounty has been working on approval for the genetically-modified fish for 20 years

“The FDA has thoroughly analyzed and evaluated the data and information submitted by AquaBounty Technologies regarding AquAdvantage Salmon and determined that they have met the regulatory requirements for approval, including that food from the fish is safe to eat,” said Bernadette Dunham, director of the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine, in a news release.

Read about reaction from environmental groups here

So my question is:  Would you eat this salmon? Do you feel it is a necessity to do this in today’s world of food shortages and over-fishing?

Tell us what you think.


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