MAY 25, 2016 10:42 AM PDT

Canada Officially Approves GMO Salmon for Sale and Consumption

People cringe at the idea of unnatural food, and by that I mean genetically modified food.

Canada approves GM salmon for sale in public supermarkets.

On the other hand, there isn’t enough scientific evidence to suggest that genetically modified food is bad for you or will cause health problems down the line, and as a result, it’s commonly accepted in government food regulation around the world.
 
The United States’ Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved genetically modified salmon for sale at the end of 2015, but there are still people in the United States that are afraid to touch the stuff, let alone eat it.
 
Canada is one of the most recent governments to approve genetically modified salmon after health officials have deemed it “safe to eat.”
 
By approving it, it is now legal for companies to breed and sell genetically modified salmon, which means it can be sold in supermarkets alongside natural salmon. In many cases, there may not even be a way to tell the differences or salmon batches may be mixed.
 
The reason we have genetically modified salmon on the market today is because our natural salmon resources can’t keep up with our salmon demands. Genetic modifications allow salmon farmers to keep breeding salmon in-house, and those said modifications allow the salmon to grow twice as fast as a natural one, which keeps the breeding moving at hyper-speed.
 
The controversial concerns over genetically modified salmon stretch far beyond the possible side-effects on our bodies, but also the concerns over what effect the genetically-modified salmon will have on their natural counterparts in the wild.
 
There are efforts in place to keep the genetically-modified salmon from reaching the wilderness, where they could potentially pose a threat to non-genetically modified salmon and threaten the species.
 
Without a doubt, genetically modified salmon will soon be available in supermarkets across Canada in coming weeks or months, and there may not even be any indication as to what you’re getting when you purchase some from the supermarket.

Source: DailyMail

About the Author
  • Fascinated by scientific discoveries and media, Anthony found his way here at LabRoots, where he would be able to dabble in the two. Anthony is a technology junkie that has vast experience in computer systems and automobile mechanics, as opposite as those sound.
You May Also Like
AUG 27, 2018
Plants & Animals
AUG 27, 2018
Can Effective Fisheries Management Prevent Extinction of Marine Fish Stocks?
Animal populations around the globe, marine variants included, are projected to decline as climate change rears its ugly head. But new research suggests th...
AUG 28, 2018
Earth & The Environment
AUG 28, 2018
African savannas are emitting three times the CO2 than thought
The Miombo woodlands extend over 2.5 million square kilometers across Africa, passing through Angola, Zambia, Tanzania and Mozambique. This ecosystem provi...
SEP 05, 2018
Earth & The Environment
SEP 05, 2018
Climate change increases prevalence of parasites among livestock
A warming climate will ultimately favor some species over others. One such species is a parasite called the liver fluke, which infects livestock with a dis...
SEP 18, 2018
Plants & Animals
SEP 18, 2018
Study Investigates Why People Like Bees and Dislike Wasps
Bees and wasps share a lot in common; the clear majority of both sport the familiar black and yellow color scheme, retain unpleasant stingers for self-defe...
SEP 23, 2018
Plants & Animals
SEP 23, 2018
The Benefits of Vertical Farming
In some parts of the world where agriculture becomes a problematic endeavor, vertical farming offers a potential solution. Newark, New Jersey is a great ex...
OCT 03, 2018
Plants & Animals
OCT 03, 2018
These Weird Fish Live in Some of the Deepest Parts of the Ocean
While animal researchers are reasonably well-rounded about the types of species residing at mild depths, we still have a lot to learn about what inhabits t...
Loading Comments...