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Bioengineered Salmon?
« on: June 29, 2010, 11:23:22 AM »
The timing seems right...

The FDA currently is reviewing the safety of AquaBounty's biotech salmon, called AquAdvantage, that grows faster than natural Atlantic salmon. The biotech fish could reach the market in about a year and would be the first bioengineered animal available for human consumption once it gains approval.

Goes with... budweiser? (I figure something i don't want to eat, with something i don't want to drink)
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Re: Bioengineered Salmon?
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2010, 11:25:58 AM »
If it's not wild Chinook, it's not salmon!
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Re: Bioengineered Salmon?
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2010, 11:36:02 AM »
These "farmed" fish are the scourge of the ocean

Tuna "farming" is the absolute worse.
Take an entire school, net it up, fatten and bring to market.............whats the harm?
Well, besides the bio harm (picture a thousand tuna crapping in the same place every day for months) they take a year class of fish that imprint (similar to salmon) out of the gene pool.................. forever.
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Re: Bioengineered Salmon?
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2010, 12:15:23 PM »
Perhaps they can just use the bio-engineered salmon to make vodka.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100629/ap_on_bi_ge/us_salmon_vodka

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Re: Bioengineered Salmon?
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2010, 12:22:31 PM »
Well, if you can get everyone to try it just once.... $$$

And I guess the mutant DNA doesn't get into our systems that way either.
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Re: Bioengineered Salmon?
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2010, 12:35:39 PM »
I think the jury will be out on this one for a while.
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Re: Bioengineered Salmon?
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2010, 01:38:19 PM »
If it's not wild Chinook, it's not salmon!


AMEN to that!
Farm raised salmon is bad enough...now bioengineered too?  And like bioengineered vegetables, they will likely not be required to identify it as such?

I envy you west-coasters...here in the east farm raised Atlantic salmon is prevalent (and tasteless, and nutritionally deficient besides) and wild Atlantic salmon is all but extinct.

Love that Chinook or Sockeye when I can get it!!!. 
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Re: Bioengineered Salmon?
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2010, 06:10:05 PM »
Farm raised salmon = garbage. Bioengineered farm raised salmon = fast growing garbage...

I think the jury will be out on this one for a while.

It's already in. Yuck.
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Re: Bioengineered Salmon?
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2010, 11:28:20 AM »
LINK
FDA Panel Unable to Reach Conclusion on Genetically Modified Salmon
Public Hearing Concludes, No Vote or Recommendation by FDA



LINK 2
FDA Panel Supportive of Gene-Altered Salmon, but More Research Needed


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Re: Bioengineered Salmon?
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2010, 01:37:56 PM »
Talk about your genetic deficiencies....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tqxzWdKKu8

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Re: Bioengineered Salmon?
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2010, 03:43:32 PM »
Talk about your genetic deficiencies....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tqxzWdKKu8

Is salmon pickin' a banjo next?

Eat GE salmon and end up like the banjo player in Deliverance!
Don't fool with Mother Nature...


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Re: Bioengineered Salmon?
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2010, 04:54:05 PM »
Count me out. The farm-raised stuff is bad enough. Every time we go messing with nature, there seem to be "unforeseen" consequences, both direct and collateral.
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Re: Bioengineered Salmon?
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2010, 05:55:53 PM »
Count me out. The farm-raised stuff is bad enough. Every time we go messing with nature, there seem to be "unforeseen" consequences, both direct and collateral.

Sure but how many years did they sell us the color added farm raised junk before they told us? Someone is going to decide there is no significant difference between natural and frankenfish and therefore they don't have to tell you. Follow the $$$.
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Re: Bioengineered Salmon?
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2010, 06:15:38 PM »
As I said previously...

If it's not wild Chinook, it's not salmon!
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Re: Bioengineered Salmon?
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2010, 07:27:18 PM »
The article I read about these salmon on CNN also mentioned that genetically engineered organisms have been used for some time in brewing. Unfortunately, I can't seem to find it again.