Despite insufficient testing and widespread consumer opposition, AquaBounty’s food experiment is dangerously close to becoming the first genetically engineered animal produced for human consumption. Yes, a newfangled fish may soon land on a dinner plate near you.
For those who have been following this news for the past several years, the timing of the FDA’s release of its draft environmental assessment — the Friday before Christmas — was no surprise. But the news was still frightening: The FDA may give this transgenic animal the green light under a new approval process that treats the fish as an “animal drug.”
What is an animal-drug you ask?
This label also helps them to avoid the label as being a food. leading to faster approval.
So it hasn´t even been proven that it is safe for consumption by any independent agency.
What about dangers to the environment?
So it seems as if corporate interests are being placed yet again before both our personal and environmental health and safety. These kinds of things being passed in such a haphazard way without proper scrutiny is disgraceful.
My philosophy is if your gonna play with mother nature, you better be damn sure you´ve really checked ALL the angles before you start-