Quoted TextIf FDA regulators clear the salmon, as expected, it would be the first scientifically altered animal approved for food anywhere in the world.
Quoted TextSince its founding in 1991, AquaBounty has burned through more than $67 million developing the fast-growing fish. According to its midyear financial report, the company had less than $1.5 million in cash and stock left. It has no other products in development
I suppose this company thought it would get rich like big pharma that is determined to pump us full of poisons from the cradle to the grave.
Quoted from shoulderbladeInteresting situation, they may run out of money and the project dies or they may be able to get financing and official approval and make a killing. As I understand it this is the first GM animal considered for food status so there is no precedent to look at.
And it totally gives me the creeps!!!
Quoted from WikiCandidates for a new drug to treat a disease might theoretically include from 5,000 to 10,000 chemical compounds. On average about 250 of these will show sufficient promise for further evaluation using laboratory tests, mice and other test animals. Typically, about ten of these will qualify for tests on humans. A study conducted by the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development covering the 1980s and 1990s found that only 21.5 percent of drugs that start phase I trials are eventually approved for marketing
Even if they consider the risk "minimal," we are exposed to thousands of "minimal," man-made risks every single day!! What does all that add up to anyway? A WHOLE LOT in my opinion! Where do we stop minimalizing risks?? They went from "wild caught" to "farm-raised" (more like toxic garbage-raised) to "Frankenfish." How much more will the public "swallow?" Or be able to physically tolerate, for that matter.
Quoted from articleThe AquaAdvantage salmon has an added growth hormone from the Pacific Chinook salmon that allows the fish to produce growth hormone all year long. The engineers were able to keep the hormone active by using another gene from an eel-like fish called an ocean pout that acts like an "on" switch for the hormone. Typical Atlantic salmon produce the growth hormone for only part of the year.
Quoted TextLife expectancy in the US in 1900 was 47, I would rather be here.
Quoted from LloydFollow up article by a bio-ethicist:
Mostly the deaths were from diseases that are a snap to treat in our day. The diseases we are manufacturing today are subtle, the effects of which can be passed from one generation to the next with each generation becoming more and more susceptible to more and more additional diseases.
Quoted from SquarePegFish farmers would be forced to buy fry from the supplier rather than attempt to let some spawn, just as wheat farmers must buy seed year after year.
Quoted from C_sharpThe promise to the regulatory agencies is that AquAdvantage® Salmon would be grown as sterile, all-female populations and would not be able to reproduce.