Monday, June 20, 2011

Genetically Modified Fish?! - June 20,2011
Genetically modified salmon will not go on sale in the U.S.

The House of Congress has voted to ban the Food and Drug Administration from passing the fish fit for human consumption. The salmon which grows at double-speed was created by Massachusetts company AquaBounty. They claim it is safe and environmentally sustainable.

But Alaskan Republican Don Young moved to block the move and offered an amendment to a farm spending bill on Wednesday that would prohibit the FDA from spending money to approve AquaBounty's application.

Other critics have labelled the modified salmon a 'frankenfish' that possibly could cause allergies in humans and eventually decimate the wild salmon population.

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