“This election season has brought up some scientific issues that have been painfully clear-cut. Human papillomavirus vaccines do not cause mental retardation. Women who are raped can become pregnant. Climate change is caused by humans and is reason for concern.
But California’s upcoming Proposition 37, which would mandate the labeling of genetically engineered foods, might have a few voters scratching their heads. Is it a victory for transparency in an age when large corporations control our food system? Or is it, as some have claimed, based on an anti-science premise with few practical benefits?”
“Today marks the 30th anniversary of an event that kicked off an important new era in drug therapies – the approval by the FDA of human insulin synthesized in genetically engineered bacteria.”
“The composition of the fish is identical to that of the traditional Atlantic salmon. The only gene we’ve changed is we’ve given it one extra copy of the growth hormone gene from the Chinook salmon.”
CEO Ron Stotish of AquaBounty Technologies on their transgenic salmon which, pending FDA approval, could make its way to your market and dinner plate. [via NBC Chicago]
Would you eat this fish?