Friday, September 24, 2010

Facts vs. Fiction on Genetically Modified Fish

An NPR contributor provides a good summary here of peer-reviewed research based on the science behind genetically engineered fish. According to the author: "So – if one is 'against GMO’s,' then one should, to be consistent, be 'against domesticated animals and plants' as well, restricting food intake to wild organisms (some grasses are still OK, but no wheat or rye; no chicken eggs; etc.). While fish are currently among the few animal-based foods still extant in the wild, they are being rapidly driven to extinction by overfishing — if present trends continue, most fisheries are predicted to be depleted by 2050 — so this position raises important ecomoral issues."

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