Genetically altered fish: Would you eat it?
- September 14, 2010 11:44 AM |
- By POV
By CBC News
Genetically modified salmon should carry an identifying label if the product is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance says.
Scientists with the FDA released research this month that concluded salmon genetically modified by the company Aqua Bounty was safe to eat and not substantially different from other salmon.
The U.S. company has a major rearing operation on Prince Edward Island, and the possible escape of its salmon into the wild is a major concern of groups opposing the FDA approval process.
The fish is engineered to grow at twice the rate of unmodified salmon.
Would you eat genetically modified fish? Do you have concerns about genetically modified foods? Let us know.
(This poll is not scientific. It is based on readers responses.)
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