Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Do You Want to Eat Genetically-Altered Salmon?

If the biotech industry gets its way, the ground may be cleared on selling genetically-altered farmed salmon to consumers as early as next year. You won't even know that you are eating these frankenfish- labeling of GMO foods is not required. Just one more reason why we are working towards raising our own catfish in our own backyard. No frankenfish on my table!

FDA Considering Approval of First Genetically Modified Food Animal

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is holding a hearing today to allow its medical advisers to assess any potential hazard from a proposed genetically modified Atlantic salmon. AquaAdvantage, which put in an application with the FDA more than 10 years ago to allow its altered salmon to be commercially farmed and sold to consumers, contends that its GMO salmon is identical in every way to wild and conventionally farmed salmon.