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Aqua Bounty Technologies Genetically Engineered Salmon – Cons

November 8, 2010 by  
Filed under Con

1. What would happen if Frankenfish salmon were released into the wild?

Although the Aqua Bounty salmon are genetically sterile, there is always the possibility that a batch of eggs might not be sterile.

2. Possibly destroy indigenous fish

We do not know what would happen to indigenous fish should a population of the Frankenfish salmon be accidentally released. The concern is that the genetically altered salmon would crowd native species.

3. “Playing God” and Public Policy Issues

The Aqua Bounty salmon, are, indeed, Frankenfish, and though every effort will be made to contain the salmon, there are inherent dangers when messing with Mother Nature.

4. While these fish might be bread in physically contained systems, history teaches us that eventually there will be breaches to the system either by accident or ill-intended individuals.

5. Unknown allergic impact

At this time, little study has been completed regarding the impact genetically altered salmon will have on human auto-immune systems.

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