Reporting Leigh Ann Adam
You could soon be eating genetically engineered fish. A Massachusetts-based company is seeking to market a salmon that genetically grows twice as fast as it’s wild brethren.
The Food and Drug Administration has said that the fish do not pose any threat to the environment and are okay to consume.
Corn, soy beans and many other plants are genetically modified before they hit the shelves and tables, but no animal has yet been made available.
The Washington Post says that this is the first step to actually getting the fish made and harvested, although none of that would actually happen in America. The fish would be bred and hatched in Canada and then shipped to Panama to grow up so they can be harvested for food. The FDA thinks there is very little chance of the fish getting into the wild.
But would you eat genetically engineered fish?