Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Super Salmon

I am amazed that given the problems that we have with invasive species that we would even think about allowing a genetically modified fish to be sold.  What they have done is genetically altered the Atlantic Salmon by adding genes from the Chinook Salmon and the Eelpout.  So you have created a fish that grows fast, but what else does it do.  If they get out and to open water what will they do.  We don't know, we don't know if this species is more aggressive, we don't know if it will out compete native fish.  What we do know is that it grows fast which implies that it eats more.  I don't care what the company tells you we humans have a pretty poor record of controlling wild animals.  The risk to the environment is too great to allow this fish to be grown.

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