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Old 09-20-2010, 04:58 PM   #1
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Will you eat the Frankenfish??

Super salmon or 'Frankenfish'? FDA to decide - Health - Food safety

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I don't know. Is there ketchup?
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Old 09-20-2010, 05:05 PM   #3
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I eat that fish.
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I don't know. Is there ketchup?
Do they taste like ponies???
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Ponies are a little gamier.
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Would you like a little pout with your fish?

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Genetically engineered — or GE — animals are not clones, which the FDA has already said are safe to eat. Clones are copies of an animal. With GE animals, the DNA has been altered to produce a desirable characteristic.
In the case of the salmon, AquaBounty has added a growth hormone from a Chinook salmon that allows the fish to produce their growth hormone all year long. The engineers were able to keep the hormone active by using another gene from an eel-like fish called an ocean pout that acts like an on switch for the hormone, according to the company. Conventional salmon produce the growth hormone only some of the time.
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Ponies are a little gamier.
Makes sense... they're trotting around pastures all day, frolicking with the unicorns & such.
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I'll hush up now, so an actual discussion can take place.

Although it was funny that deep's post showed up without the picture at first.
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wha
you thought, a qualifying question, or something?
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Old 09-20-2010, 05:17 PM   #10
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*reigns in silliness to respond intelligently*

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Maybe I'm a Luddite, but I just don't trust that GE foods are safe. I would think there've got to be some kind of long term repercussions that the FDA can't know about until the population's been living on a steady diet of this stuff for a sustained period of time.

Then again, maybe it's nothing more than selective breeding on a modern, technological scale. Still - makes me nervous.
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I don't eat fish, so no.

I have no issues eating GE fruits and veggies, so my only concern here would be the effect of the excess hormone when ingested.

Of more concern is the ecological issues, if these Salmon get out into the wild.
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I haven't really read into it yet....but considering that I already eat salmon from the Great Lakes which does not have a reputation of being the healthiest environment on earth and when the fish is smoked I like the part that contains the most mercury, I don't see how this could be any worse....

Now if they could just engineer German shepherd puppies to not go through a teething phase...
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Now if they could just engineer German shepherd puppies to not go through a teething phase...
Now if they could just engineer any dog I rescue to not go through screen on the sliding door of my patio.
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Obviously GM organisms need to go through a strict evaluation but I'd have no problem consuming salmon which grow all year round. Given the decline of fish stocks these technologies could really help save the environment.
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It's a little pale, isn't it?
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