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Approval for Genetically Modified Salmon as Food Faces Opposition

By: Katie Cordrey - Published:   Updated: Jul 19 2011 • References: huffingtonpost & worldculturepictorial
The fishing industry and nearly 400 lawmakers have joined together in opposition to the FDA's pending approval of genetically modified salmon for consumption as food.

Opponents are concerned about the likelihood that AquAdvantage salmon will eventually escape capture and mingle with wild fish, ruining the wild gene pool. Other objections include potential human health risks and opposition to inventing animals or plants whose genetic structure is corporate property.

Implications - Genetic modification is a highly controversial project. The largest concern is definitely cross-breeding between natural and unnatural entities, but also for the health and bodies of consumers of this genetically modified food.

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