I'm beyond trusting the FDA these days. They permit hormone, anti-biotic filled animals to be slaughtered and consumed. And people actually do research on why our girls are developing breasts when they're like 7 years old.
Nothing is safe anymore. It's scary.
10/04/2010 - 11:29am
I wouldn't eat anything that I knew was genetically modified. I don't trust the FDA, I think too many of the people that work there are too close to the big food and drug manufacturers. I also don't think anyone really knows what the future will be for genetically altered food. And I eat mostly organic for that reason and to eliminate the worst pesticides from my diet.
10/04/2010 - 11:04am
There are so many unanswered questions with the genetically engineered salmon - not just personal health questions, but environmental as well! (1) The company has not demonstrated that they can control their "sterilization" program so that fish can't inadvertantly reproduce. UV and chemical sterilization are NOT 100% effective. (2) The company has not adequately demonstrated that they can control escapement if they grow the fish in seawater pens in the ocean, (3) The company has no plan to deal with escapement should it occur, (4) No one knows what effect the genetic modifications will have on the people or animals who eat the genetically modified fish. They've modified the Growth Hormone complex...., (5) No one knows what effect escaped fish will have on the long term ecology of salmon in the oceans. Will they reproduce and affect existing species? Will they affect endangered salmon populations? Will they eat all the forage and edge out other species that eat similar forage? The FDA is not equipped to answer many of these questions, let alone the long-term health effects of genetically-modified salmon. I'm staying VERY FAR AWAY from this food if it gets approved.
10/04/2010 - 10:51am
They don't know enough to determine it's safety. It should undergo years of trials and long term study before approval. Problems have already risen from GMO crops affecting animal life and other plant life. Salmon is a hot commodity, over fished, and this is about profit. Don't eat altered fish and they will see that our health and right to choose out weighs the importance of their profits.
10/04/2010 - 10:42am
I believe in informed choice. If I don't have access to the information, I can't make such a choice. The FDA should make such labels a requirement and let the consumers decide.
10/04/2010 - 10:40am
I'd rather eat less salmon than something we still know very little about.
10/04/2010 - 10:35am
God created this planet and the food we needed to sustain life. He did not add GMO`s and neither should we! How many times have we as a society created something we thought was better than its natural counter part only to find that it wasn't, or that it had a whole list of unheathy(un natural) side effects (artificial sugars come to mind). More times than not, most of us/I end up going back to the natural one anyway. I say leave things alone. There is, and should only be One Creator for a reason, that's my opinion.
10/04/2010 - 9:30am
I do not eat any kind of fish except for tuna fish chicken of the sea in cans
10/03/2010 - 5:10pm
We as human beings have been selectively breeding animals and plants since prehistoric times. Did you not study Gregor Mendel in grade school? Genes are blended anytime two species reproduce. Even if they are the same species. Genetic engineering could have happened in nature if the species evolved in the same path. Did you study Charles Darwin?
I do not see this salmon as having toxins added to it? You could eat natural occurring salmon from highly polluted waters. Life is full of choices, if you choose not to eat it then don't. And referring to the genetically engineered salmon as "Frankensalmon", written by Lisa Gosselin of EatingWell is nothing more than news sensationalism. What are her credentials, anyone can have an opinion? My degree is in Food Science, just like those at the FDA.
10/03/2010 - 2:41pm
I think that the government should promote consumers to consume other fish so that the salmon population is not depleted. Cook books focus on tuna and salmon and there a hundreds of other sustainable fish that are healthy and affordable. Why do we need to create a fish that does not exist when the waters are teaming with wild fish.