For the first time, a company in Massachusetts is delivering genetically modified salmon to the dinner tables of U.S. households.
The bioengineered salmon, is actually the genetic mixing of three different fish: Atlantic salmon, Chinook salmon and the eel-like, Ocean Pout. The modified hybrid grows to market size in 18 months, which is half what it takes for a salmon to mature in the natural world.
In Alaska, the bioengineered fish are often called Frankenfish, and they have not been well received. A store or restaurant that offers farmed fish, will take heat for it, and often lose customers. I would be very surprised to see anyone in state, offer the genetically modified fish, where fishing for a living, is so vital to the economy.
June 14th, 2021 at 6:02 AM
Another post that I don’t want to “like”, but do anyway.
I continue to be uneasy about introducing genetically modified plants and animals into our food stream. I’ve read a lot of the articles pro and con over the years, but remain unconvinced that it’s good for us in the long run.
June 14th, 2021 at 6:51 PM
I am of the same mind. I have major doubts about how good the bioengineered food is for us in the long haul.