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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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Just because it is technically still salmon, doesn't make it healthy! The risks posed by eating genetically altered "Frankenfoods" far outweigh the cost benefits. It also sends a message that says we're o.k. with our government's support of this very frightening practice. Other countries have already banned GMO's, why are we promoting it?
I understand that money is a huge issue in decided which foods to buy, but there are other ways.
I always buy the real deal, I just buy less of it. Or I splurge on that one item, and make the rest of the meal with low cost whole grains, and whatever organic veggies are on sale, and in season.
I would rather spend a little more for food that I can feel good about eating, and find ways to save money in some other area of my budget.

Anonymous

10/18/2010 - 8:07pm

No, I won't eat genetically engineered salmon for many reasons, not the least of which is the potential for conflict of interest in the FDA's assertions. The company pushing this product has provided the data that the FDA is using. There is not an independent body determining the safety of GE salmon, or challenging the assertions of the company. Also, I would like full disclosure and transparency re: any political contributions or lobbying deployed in favor of FDA approval. Until all the procedural issues are clarified, I definitely will not touch this product. Finally, I would like the US to adopt the stance of the good of the citizenry first and foremost, rather than the good of the company. ie: why don't food corporations have to prove, without a shadow of a doubt, food safety, before releasing products into the environment, as is the practice in Europe. Here, we have to prove a product is unsafe to get the EPA and FDA to legislate in favor of consumers. And what about testing for a confluence of pollutants and chemicals, and now genetically engineered food? Anonymous

Anonymous

10/06/2010 - 11:39pm

Don't like salmon--wouldn't eat it if you paid me.

Anonymous

10/06/2010 - 7:48am

Why is it necessary to modifiy what God gave us? I would not trust anything that the humans create. I want naturally created foods.

Anonymous

10/05/2010 - 9:47pm

I don't think the fact that we can do it means we should do it. To me, the FDA is an organization of suspicion; one would hope the FDA would be unplagued by drug companies knocking at its doors trying to affect outcomes that will benefit them for years and years. The FDA needs to be tough! And I readily admit that I am unschooled concerning this issue. And yet, I remember when certain drugs were being recalled because these drugs caused deaths and or other dangerous symtoms in the public arena. Thus, it is of great importance that we all be cautious and questioning when offered "new stuff".

Anonymous

10/05/2010 - 12:13pm

Only when hell freezes over ---- what isn't made naturally by my LORD I do not want near me!

Anonymous

10/05/2010 - 10:28am

No, there are other components involved other than the fact that there are more than enough altered foods already that have been proven unhealthy in comparison to the real thing in addition there's also the environmental factor where the notion of the fish's habitat and the impact on our natural environment (i.e.: where will the live and the breeding of) and the long term dietary effects of having such genetically altered foods ingested over an extended period of time.

Anonymous

10/05/2010 - 12:24am

The FDA's reputation for honesty and for reliable unbiased healthy information to the public is less than stellar. The issues need to not be about money and is about health

Anonymous

10/04/2010 - 8:58pm

Not only no--but H-E-double hockey sticks, NO!

Anonymous

10/04/2010 - 8:36pm

Label gmo foods!!!! Let's just keep them out of supermarkets all together!

Anonymous

10/04/2010 - 7:15pm

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