December 28, 2012

GMO salmon on our menus soon?

Frankenfish was a 2004 movie that you might have missed. I certainly did.

It was based on the snake fish that made it into Chesapeake Bay tributaries. But now you can worry about genetically modified salmon coming our way, thanks to pending approval by the FDA.

Ninety-five to 99 percent of this "invented" salmon are sterile, so AquaBounty says they are unlikely to breed and threaten wild salmon stocks if they escape. "UNLIKELY?" Sure, just like kudzu vines and other invasive species. These GM salmon eat five times more food than wild salmon and have less fear of predators. And the one percent that are not sterile? 750,000 hungry fish.

Sounds like the material for a monster movie to me!

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