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If the FDA approves and labels genetically engineered salmon, and verifies it is safe for human health, would you eat it? (Comments & Reviews)


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Is it selective breeding or are they really doing "something" to the genes? Perhaps I would for selective breeding. ABSOLUTELY NOT if they physically alter the salmon.

Anonymous

09/30/2010 - 4:59pm

The FDA has often proved it doesn't have our best interests at heart. (example; allowing advertising to get away with 'labeling changes' to keep us buying 'bad for you' foods... fighting holistic remedies because they're supported by drug companies.) So, I'm suspect of the FDA - here's to us 'reluctant experts' researching constantly... I'm thinking side effects will emerge form the 'fake fish'... on the fish and us.

Anonymous

09/30/2010 - 5:02pm

Do we really need another potentially carcinogenic food?!

Anonymous

09/30/2010 - 5:09pm

I really don't trust the FDA, and find that, in my mind, if it's "FDA approved" that's just a red flag for me. I would rather eat something that's NOT FDA approved. They will approve anything...drugs that are recalled later, drugs that cause a myriad of other problems/diseases, food that's genetically engineered, etc.

Anonymous

09/30/2010 - 5:17pm

I am reluctant to trust our government verification. After a few years I would be happy to eat genetically altered salmon if it has not had any ill effects.

Anonymous

09/30/2010 - 5:19pm

I know it's virtually impossible to not consume genetically altered foods -- our current food industry is set up to maximize profits. However, whenever I have a conscious choice, I choose NOT to buy anything genetically modified. I buy organic and local when I can. Some foods I no longer eat because of the issues surrounding them -- and these are foods I love.

I personally do not think the answer is to genetically alter something that "Big Mama Nature" created right the first time (Salmon used to grow to gargantuan sizes) just because we've created a mess. We need to fix our relationship with food. We need to clean up the industry. We need to foster food varieties to let nature work as intended. We need to support local farming. One thing goes wrong now, say a blight on corn crops, and we're looking at famine and economic disaster.

Anonymous

09/30/2010 - 5:42pm

I know it's virtually impossible to not consume genetically altered foods -- our current food industry is set up to maximize profits. However, whenever I have a conscious choice, I choose NOT to buy anything genetically modified. I buy organic and local when I can. Some foods I no longer eat because of the issues surrounding them -- and these are foods I love.

I personally do not think the answer is to genetically alter something that "Big Mama Nature" created right the first time (Salmon used to grow to gargantuan sizes) just because we've created a mess. We need to fix our relationship with food. We need to clean up the industry. We need to foster food varieties to let nature work as intended. We need to support local farming. One thing goes wrong now, say a blight on corn crops, and we're looking at famine and economic disaster.

Anonymous

09/30/2010 - 5:43pm

Let's hear it for the cancer-causing, un-natural, unsafe FRANKENFISH!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous

09/30/2010 - 5:53pm

Too many chemicals in our food are causing cancers. Genetically altering a food will make it unrecognizable biologically in our digestive system. Who knows what our bodies will use or store such chemicals?

Anonymous

09/30/2010 - 6:23pm

Eating GE foods can contribute or even cause metabolic syndrome. Plain and simple, GE foods are bad for the body..
Most people are unaware of the dangers in the foods they consume on a daily basis. It doesn't matter if you're educated or not, people just do not look at what's in the food they are purchasing. They just assume that because it's on their grocery shelf it must be safe. Totally not true.
Genetically modified salmon is completely dangerous. Spread the word.

Anonymous

09/30/2010 - 6:38pm

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