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(CBC)   FDA approves "frankenfish" for human consumption. Throw the switch, Igor   (cbc.ca) divider line 116
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2012-12-31 11:16:14 AM
...opening the door for a scientifically engineered salmon that grows twice as fast as normal.


What the new breeding facility may look like:

s9.postimage.org
 
2012-12-31 11:17:18 AM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says genetically modified salmon eggs from P.E.I. are unlikely to harm the environment, opening the door for a scientifically engineered salmon that grows twice as fast as normal.


What could go wrong?
 
2012-12-31 12:02:07 PM
We're just giving "evolution" a little jump-start, is all.
 
2012-12-31 12:02:18 PM
"We have to recognize that North America is the only place in the world where genetic engineering is an accepted form of food production. In the European Union it's banned,"

Banned in the EU? That's good enough for me.
Bring on the Frankenfish!
 
2012-12-31 12:02:45 PM
I understand the concern over genetically modified food but this seems to be a real accomplishment.
 
2012-12-31 12:02:50 PM

old_toole: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says genetically modified salmon eggs from P.E.I. are unlikely to harm the environment, opening the door for a scientifically engineered salmon that grows twice as fast as normal.


What could go wrong?


images4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-12-31 12:04:00 PM

old_toole: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says genetically modified salmon eggs from P.E.I. are unlikely to harm the environment, opening the door for a scientifically engineered salmon that grows twice as fast as normal.


What could go wrong?



www.badassoftheweek.com
 
2012-12-31 12:04:38 PM

old_toole: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says genetically modified salmon eggs from P.E.I. are unlikely to harm the environment, opening the door for a scientifically engineered salmon that grows twice as fast as normal.


What could go wrong?


Absolutely nothing. FTA: "In its report the FDA said the facilities in P.E.I. and Panama are secure."

And you doubt?
 
2012-12-31 12:04:46 PM
blog.photos2view.com
With a taste that can't be beat! MMM-MMM!
 
2012-12-31 12:04:52 PM

old_toole: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says genetically modified salmon eggs from P.E.I. are unlikely to harm the environment, opening the door for a scientifically engineered salmon that grows twice as fast as normal.


What could go wrong?


...possibly go wrong.

Also:

It's alive!
IT'S ALIIIIVE!!!
 
2012-12-31 12:05:47 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-31 12:06:13 PM
It's sort of weird to ban genetically modified food when most calories that go into our bodies come from a source that looks nothing like the original wild plant or animal before human tinkering.
 
2012-12-31 12:06:18 PM

crabsno termites: old_toole: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says genetically modified salmon eggs from P.E.I. are unlikely to harm the environment, opening the door for a scientifically engineered salmon that grows twice as fast as normal.


What could go wrong?

Absolutely nothing. FTA: "In its report the FDA said the facilities in P.E.I. and Panama are secure."

And you doubt?


images.cheezburger.com
 
2012-12-31 12:06:24 PM
www.matrix-explained.com
 
2012-12-31 12:08:14 PM

you have pee hands: It's sort of weird to ban genetically modified food when most calories that go into our bodies come from a source that looks nothing like the original wild plant or animal before human tinkering.



Selective breeding is one thing - inserting the genes of an eel into a salmon is something else.

/Whatever
 
2012-12-31 12:08:38 PM

Slartibeerfest: understand the concern over genetically modified food


You do? Because it seems like uninformed fear-mongering to me.
 
2012-12-31 12:09:05 PM
 
2012-12-31 12:09:57 PM
Werewolf!

Werewolf?

There.

What?

There, wolf. There, castle.

Why are you talking that way?

I thought you wanted to.

No, I don't want to.

Suit yourself. I'm easy.
 
2012-12-31 12:11:23 PM
They didn't have an actor playing Charles Darwin make the announcement?

How am I supposed to be convinced this is safe?
 
2012-12-31 12:13:44 PM
Throw the switch, Igor

Push the button, Max!
 
2012-12-31 12:14:47 PM

Amos Quito: We're just giving "evolution" a little jump-start, is all.


I thought we already did. One of the effects of throwing the little fish back is that you don't get as many big fish in the first place.

In other words, we're UNDOING evolution.
 
2012-12-31 12:15:05 PM
Coming this January, on Sci-Fi...
 
2012-12-31 12:15:13 PM
Anti-GMO is Anti-Africa. That is all.
 
2012-12-31 12:15:24 PM

Hobo Jr.: They didn't have an actor playing Charles Darwin make the announcement?

How am I supposed to be convinced this is safe?



I don't see why it wouldn't be safe - to eat.

When they start reproducing and get loose (and they will) who knows?
 
2012-12-31 12:15:56 PM
Throw the switch, Igor

"It's pronounced eye-gor"
 
2012-12-31 12:16:16 PM
Tell Asia they are an aphrodisiac and they'll be extinct next week. Problem solved.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2012-12-31 12:17:14 PM
It's hard to have any confidence in an organization that does NOTHING but what their big corporate buddies tell them to do.

Disband them and start it again anew.
 
2012-12-31 12:19:39 PM

3825968: Throw the switch, Igor

Push the button, Max!


Push the button, Frank!
 
2012-12-31 12:20:36 PM

Schroedinger's Glory Hole: Anti-GMO is Anti-Africa. That is all.


Most food policy is.
 
2012-12-31 12:22:15 PM
Good. Now lets find a way to use this technology to improve access to food worldwide and eradicate hunger.

Who am I kidding, the only thing this will do is line the pockets of corporations in the "West".
 
2012-12-31 12:23:03 PM
How far along in genetic modification are we? I know we've been able to clone with some success and cross goats with spiders but what would be the "man on the moon" moment where we could take a step forward and be able to tinker with genetic code with confidence? Have we already come that far? If not is it 5 years away? 50 years? Never?
 
2012-12-31 12:23:04 PM

nealzebub: Throw the switch, Igor

"It's pronounced eye-gor"


You're putting me on.

No, it's pronounced "Fronkensteen."

Do you also say "Froderick"?

No. . ."Frederick."

Well, why isn't it "Froderick Fronkensteen"?

It isn't; it's "Frederick Fronkensteen."

I see
 
2012-12-31 12:23:26 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Banned in the EU? That's good enough for me.
Bring on the Frankenfishia


the EU's ban on GMo Crops and Food has little to do with science or medical risk, and a lot to do with ignorant NIMBYism.

Fred Pierce and Yale360 has some things to say about it.
 
2012-12-31 12:23:46 PM
500motivators.com

/oblig
 
2012-12-31 12:24:11 PM
I don't care about all this scientific malarkey. What I want to know, is it tasty?

/smoked salmon
//pickled salmon
//salmonella
 
2012-12-31 12:25:29 PM
Wonderful--"salmon: now with three times the growth hormone!"
 
2012-12-31 12:30:09 PM
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old_toole: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says genetically modified salmon eggs from P.E.I. are unlikely to harm the environment, opening the door for a scientifically engineered salmon that grows twice as fast as normal.


What could go wrong?


the price of Lox could drop
 
2012-12-31 12:34:13 PM

you have pee hands: It's sort of weird to ban genetically modified food when most calories that go into our bodies come from a source that looks nothing like the original wild plant or animal before human tinkering.


Or to look at it another way, genetic modifications of food-organisms isn't actually banned. You can hapazardly throw species and species-hybrids together repeatedly for years in hopes of getting the combination of traits you want without the traits you don't want with little or no understanding of the underlying mechanisms that form those traits, and it's perfectly fine. It's only banned if you know precisely what trait you want and how to get it directly.

Or put yet another way: Genetic modifications of food is perfectly fine if you are sufficiently clumsy at it.

/Africanized Bees FTW!
 
2012-12-31 12:35:38 PM

YixilTesiphon: Slartibeerfest: understand the concern over genetically modified food

You do? Because it seems like uninformed fear-mongering to me.


He said he  understood it, not  respected it.

I get what the critics are saying, I just don't think they have a strong case for their paranoia.
 
2012-12-31 12:35:50 PM

Epicanis: Or to look at it another way, genetic modifications of food-organisms isn't actually banned. You can hapazardly throw species and species-hybrids together repeatedly for years in hopes of getting the combination of traits you want without the traits you don't want with little or no understanding of the underlying mechanisms that form those traits, and it's perfectly fine. It's only banned if you know precisely what trait you want and how to get it directly.

Or put yet another way: Genetic modifications of food is perfectly fine if you are sufficiently clumsy at it.


Except that's now how modern GMO works, and there are massive hurdles to clear in most first world countries to bring GMO foods to the consumer food marketplace.
 
2012-12-31 12:35:53 PM
It's just a growth hormone, people.  You already produce this hormone in your own body; it's how you grew up from when you were a kid.  It's not going to harm you.  The hormone will not survive your stomach acid, and once it is in your gut, your body will break it down into its components and use those components for something else.

And if that doesn't convince you that it's safe, then how about this:  If you are so afraid to eat this fish because it has this growth hormone added to it, then why the hell do you eat Chinoook Salmon (aka King Salmon), where the gene for the hormone came from, or even normal Atlantic Salmon (this "frankenfish" in question before the gene was added) who already have the hormone but only use it for part of the year instead of the whole year?
 
2012-12-31 12:37:12 PM

Resident Muslim: old_toole: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says genetically modified salmon eggs from P.E.I. are unlikely to harm the environment, opening the door for a scientifically engineered salmon that grows twice as fast as normal.


What could go wrong?

...possibly go wrong.

Also:

It's alive!
IT'S ALIIIIVE!!!


Now I know what it feels like to be God!

But, really, in all seriousness, don't let those salmon bite you; because if you do, you will change on the next full moon.
 
2012-12-31 12:38:05 PM
Bigger fish?
i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-31 12:39:14 PM
I only eat salmon from a can, cooked in patties in large amounts of CRISCO.

So I won't be affected....
 
2012-12-31 12:42:14 PM
I was going to post something political but then I realized that this isn't the politics tab.

So, I'll put it like this: You want to be a Luddite, go ahead. Don't you dare try to put your anti-science idiocy into law and force it on me.
 
2012-12-31 12:45:24 PM
There is actually a Frankenfish movie. It is awful, 15 minutes and I had to turn it off (late night TV, nothing else on, could not sleep)
 
2012-12-31 12:45:43 PM
That's fine, just as long as it has a label on it.

/perfect knowledge ftw
 
2012-12-31 12:47:28 PM
We need stranger and stranger foods to feed more and more and more new people. There's simply no other way.
 
2012-12-31 12:47:50 PM

whither_apophis: That's fine, just as long as it has a label on it.

/perfect knowledge ftw


Sure. No prob. Just as long as you realize that every single fruit and vegetable you consume will have that label. So will all cow and chicken products.  In fact, every food product involved in agriculture has been modified over the past ten thousand years of human tinkering.
 
2012-12-31 12:48:40 PM
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Human beings are a GMO that has succeeded in creating other GMOs.

/Through the looking glass, people
 
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