Franken Fish for All My Friends!

Possibly a year ago, I read an FDA statement asserting that there was no “significant” difference between this genetically modified salmon and the natural kind that is found in the “real” world. I presumed that it had summarily been approved for public consumption, but evidently, I was wrong about that. They are still pretending they are investigating the issue….but moving closer to fully approving the eel “ish” salmon.

The Ocean Pout, or Eel Fish

The Atlantic Salmon

One problem that is not being addressed by the FDA is the fact that this GMO salmon is not kosher….Meaning it doesn’t qualify as food under Levitical dietary guidelines. Salmon, the real stuff, is kosher, but the ocean pout (eel fish) is definitely not. Now, how is the FDA, who has refused to label GMO foods and asserting that they are the “same” as their natural counterparts, going to deal with this aberration? Are people who observe Levitical dietary laws just going to be thrown under the bus? Sounds like a potential case for a law suit.

 Anyway, here is an article about the FDA’s advancement to your table of eel ish salmon:
By Rosie Mestel, Los Angeles Times12:14 a.m. EST, December 22, 2012

After more than a decade in regulatory limbo, genetically engineered Atlantic salmon that grow faster than their naturally born counterparts moved closer to American plates, with the publication Friday of a government report that found the fish wouldn’t hurt the environment and would be safe to eat.

The draft report, released by the Food and Drug Administration after months of unexplained delay, was greeted with cheers by members of the biotech community and anger by opponents of genetically modified foods, who commonly refer to the AquAdvantage salmon as a “Frankenfish.”

Two years ago, the FDA tentatively ruled that the salmon could safely be consumed by humans and that the fish would not harm wild species. The current report advances the process…..(read full article here)


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. InalienableWrights
    Dec 26, 2012 @ 17:21:51

    Seems like government employment is a mental disorder.


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