Would you eat food that has been genetically engineered?
The Food and Drug Administration is beginning a two-day meeting on whether to approve the marketing of the genetically engineered fish, particularly salmon, which would be the first such animal approved for human consumption.
Critics have two main concerns: The safety of the food to humans and the salmon's effect on the environment.
Ron Stotish, chief executive of AquaBounty, said that his company's fish product is safe and environmentally sustainable. He aslo said, that the fish would be bred in better conditions than many of the world's farmed salmon, and could be located closer to towns and cities to help feed more people. The company has also said the increase in engineered salmon production, could help relieve endangered wild salmon populations.
Frankenfish, as the critics have named it, say it is possible that if the modified salmon is approved, consumers would not even know they were eating it, because the salmon would not need to be labeled as genetically engineered!
I think I'll pass on the genetically engineered salmon... I'm sticking to Wild Salmon!!!
So my question to you is: Would you eat "Frankenfish" or any other genetically modified food ?!?
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2007 President, Orange County Association of Realtors