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Would You Eat Genetically Engineered Salmon?

Do you love salmon? Would you eat it if it was genetically engineered to grow faster by being injected with a hormone?

The demand for salmon here in the United States, because of cardiovascular and neurological benefits, remains as high as ever.  It's why one company wants to sell genetically engineered salmon.

This is definitely one of those stories people feel strongly about one way or the other.

The Massachusetts company that is asking the FDA for permission to to sell the modified fish says injecting it with a hormone would allow it to grow faster.  They say the fish would reach maturity in  16 to 18 months instead of 30.  The company also says it would mean less imports.

But there are those who think something is fishy here.  Critics call the modified fish "Frankenfish,"  and wonder what would be next.

The FDA concluded two days of hearings Monday as it tries to determine whether to allow the genetically engineered salmon.  While it hasn't made a decision yet, it has concluded that no harm can come from consuming the fish.

So what do you think?  Should the FDA grant permission for the company to sell the salmon?  Would you eat the modified fish? Do you fear what else this could lead to, or do you think it's a good idea?

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