FDA Considers Genetically Altered Food

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- A Massachusetts company is asking the Food and Drug Administration to approve the marketing of genetically engineered salmon, which would become the first such animal OK'd for human consumption.
The FDA has not yet decided whether to approve the product, but it is holding two days of hearings on the subject. Ron Stotish, CEO of AquaBounty, said at the meeting Monday that his company's modified fish are environmentally sustainable and safe to eat.
The agency has already said the salmon is as safe to eat as the traditional variety.

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  • by S. Location: Lansing on Sep 20, 2010 at 11:10 AM
    Seriously, why would I want to eat fish with virus/bacteria DNA or corn with fish DNA or any of the crops with a genetic alteration containing RoundUp? What about all the allergic people? Pretty soon, it will be clear who eats unadulterated food and who doesn't; the obesity problem in this country makes that very clear. Cheap genetically 'modified' corn which is in about 90% of all processed foods in some form or another is what the poor eat. According to research, the poor are the most obese. This article is also rather misleading in that it would have you believe that this fish would be the first genetically altered food you might eat; Not True. See www.rodaleinstitute.org, open your mind and really read!
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