Genetically-modified salmon: would yo...

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Genetically-modified salmon: would yo...
Wed, 09-08-2010 - 8:39am

Genetically-modified salmon: would you eat it?

  • Yes: if the FDA deems it's safe, why not

  • I'm hesitant. I'll wait a bit.

  • No: I prefer to wait for more studies

  • Other (please explain)

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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-19-2003
Wed, 09-08-2010 - 9:12am

From the Washington Post:

FDA considers approving genetically modified salmon for human consumption

By Lyndsey Layton

Washington Post Staff Writer

Monday, September 6, 2010; 5:16 PM

The Food and Drug Administration is poised to approve the first genetically modified animal for human consumption, a highly anticipated decision that is stirring controversy and could mark a turning point in the way American food is produced.

FDA scientists gave a boost last week to the Massachusetts company that wants federal approval to market a genetically engineered salmon, declaring that the altered salmon is safe to eat and does not pose a threat to the environment.

"Food from AquAdvantage Salmon . . . is as safe to eat as food from other Atlantic salmon," the FDA staff wrote in a briefing document.

Those findings will be presented Sept. 19 to a panel of scientific experts which will advise top officials at the FDA whether to approve the altered salmon. The panel is holding two days of meetings to hear from FDA staff, the company behind AquAdvantage and the public.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-03-2003
Wed, 09-08-2010 - 1:44pm
My answer would be "maybe".


iVillage Member
Registered: 03-19-2003
Thu, 09-09-2010 - 5:57am
Me, too, Molly, but for all foodstuff - vegetable or animal.