Tuesday, September 21, 2010
See if you can determine which of the above animals is a genetically altered salmon.
Today, The New York Times has a piece on a genetically altered salmon that could be farmed and provide a bunch more food. Read it here. But an advisory panel wants rigorous examination by the FDA of the possible effects of growing genetically-altered salmon may have on who knows what.
The most vocal opponents are a professor of cattle production from Nebraska University and a professor of swine veterinary science at Iowa State University.
Aren't Charlet, Limousin and most other cattle sold for the table in the U.S. genetically designed? How about the vegetables we eat? The roses we grow in our garden. Where would the DeKalb be if they couldn't genetically alter our food supply?
The salmon, by the way, are sterile. No chance of mixing it up with a friendly trout swimming nearby.
Right here in South Dakota, you can find a fish, called "Splake" swimming around in Pactola. Those fish are crosses between Lake Trout and Brook Trout. People around here have been eating them for years, with no obvious ill-effects on our physical or mental health...although we did re-elect Tim Johnson...
Posted by Michael Sanborn at 2:46 PM