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Turning gene science into a fishy business

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The last line of Dan Kennedy's commentary about the likely imminent approval of a genetically engineered salmon by American regulators is revealing: "In the end, the battle over genetically modified salmon is emblematic of a larger problem: an ongoing shift away from real food in favour of substances concocted in a lab." It illustrates that, like many lay journalists pronouncing on scientific stories, he has limited knowledge of laboratories, genetic engineering or statistics.

Except for wild game, wild mushrooms, wild berries and fish and shellfish, virtually all the food in European and American diets is already derived from genetically modified organisms. Yes, virtually all of it.

Continue reading Henry Miller in The Guardian...