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Genetically modified salmon

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Genetically modified salmon
1. They’re very much like ordinary
salmon.
According to experts, there are no
significant biological differences from
genetically modified salmon and
ordinary salmon, apart from the fact
that they have different amounts genes.
Besides that salmon contain the normal
amounts of nutrients (including mega-3
and omega-6 fatty acids) that are
expected in salmon, which means they
can meet humans’ nutritional needs.
2. They can help improve health.
It’s a well-known fact that the omega
fatty acids in salmon can help improve
cardiovascular health. . as a result it can
be taken to mean that they can also
help reduce the risk of heart disease.
3. They can help lower food costs.
The presence of genetically modified
salmon can theoretically lower food
costs since the amount of supply has
increased compared to demand. This, in
turn, can reduce the retail price of
salmon in supermarkets.
4. They can help alleviate hunger.
If the retail price of salmon falls, it
becomes more available to consumers,
particularly those who have low income.
As more food becomes available to this
segment of the population, the hunger
rate falls.
.1They can out-compete wild-type
salmon.
Genetically modified salmon are raised
in hatcheries but, if they are ever
released into the ocean, they can wreak
havoc since they’ll compete with
ordinary salmon and make food scarce
for them. The faster growth rate of
genetically modified salmon also allows
them to reproduce faster, which further
increases their chance to overpower
.ordinary fishes
.2They may promote allergic reactions.
Salmon belongs to one of the major
allergen groups, which means they cause
allergic reactions in many people. Those
who oppose AquAdvantage salmon point
out that the genetic modification they
go through might increase their
allergenicity and make them even more
dangerous to those who are allergic to
.finfish
3-They can cause health problems.
Genetically modified salmon contain
higher levels of a growth hormone called
IGF-1. This hormone has been found to
have a connection with breast, blood,
prostrate and colon cancer and may
promote the development of these
.illnesses in humans
.4They can create a monopoly in the
market.
the increase in salmon supply may cause
its retail price to reduce. However, some
economists point out that this may not
happen right away since AquaBounty
Technologies has a monopoly on the
market.
Since
no
other
genetic
modification company has been approved
by the FDA, they have the freedom to set
the price for their products, and this will
only change once they get competitors.
There is a lack of independent science on
these GM salmon, including long term
trials studying the potential health risks..
There are concerns that the sample sizes
used to assess the Aqua Bounty fish are
inadequate to determine human health
and safety risks. The FDA is currently
examining the GM salmon through its
process for reviewing new animal drugs
because, as yet, there is no approved
process for reviewing the safety of GM
animals
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