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So look out every one Franken fish could be coming to market -- you that Food and Drug Administration has one step closer to giving the first genetically modified in a mobile Qaeda be eaten.
Okwu advantages salmon grows twice as fast as normal -- and even has an extra chromosome.
But apparently it's just as healthy -- the natural -- doesn't cause any -- the environment either.
But if you think super salmon is hard to -- -- -- -- -- -- you might not even know that your eating it.
Find out to find out if it's worth the money let's bring in doctor Mitchell Brooks doctor -- thanks for coming on the show tonight we certainly appreciate your time -- -- Christmas -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Certainly.
Why why is it why I -- -- it it feels creeping to the average person when your.
It's a genetically modified -- it has three -- zones it chest there's something about it that makes me very nervous for potential harm down the road.
I think it's the the visual that you get that.
The word mutated.
Genetically mutated fish.
How about genetically improved fish the fish is larger.
It can be produced faster in an environmentally friendly manner.
It's been proven to be safe by the FDA to the extent that one can trust the governmental agency.
And there's no harm from it.
We -- going to have a world shortage of food we have a decrease in the amount of arable area growing areas.
We have an increase in population and we have climate change there every day were flooded with pictures of children from the Sudan and Somalia Hungary.
Well here's a chance to feed them.
And we already eat genetically mutated quote -- food.
Wheat has been altered genetically so it can be grown in countries all over the world it's saved hundreds of thousand now.
I hear you -- let me stop you go back a little bit because you said to -- -- -- you can trust the government agency and you put a caveat -- yet you don't you don't trust of the erroneous as our.
No I do I think basically you know for the -- period for the conspiracy theorists out there I suppose I put that in.
These folks do a good job and they've been charged to our safety so.
They've done the studies they've done -- research and they believe it's safe -- and done enough -- researcher overtime because this strikes me as one of those things that you know comes back years and years later they you know the same way they say that they're you know it.
Things leaching out plastic when you put it -- -- like things are considered safe for -- long period of time to make a back and say -- Now that wasn't the case you feel confident this won't be one of -- Reasonably confident yes within the within the realm of probability.
I mean this -- been going on for over ten years now.
And -- so I think that within the realm of probability it's safe is it possible that something will happen sure absolutely.
But I think you have to weigh the benefits.
Again instead the side effects and the other issue that should I mentioned.
As we move forward is the ethical and moral issue.
Of genetically altering things.
We can't answer that I mean when I think about the idea that you you may not even know that this is what you're getting -- mean this is what we've been saying since the beginning to show but it the FDA says that it's safe -- -- -- -- sold -- -- There's a chance that you could drop -- and eat it not even knows so.
Maybe you would choose not to eat -- -- you don't wanna take the risk down the rabbit the FDA says it's okay then I could be eating it without even knowing it right.
Well if that's the way they're going to merchandise it yes but that I don't agree with that I think that.
You need to inform the public that this is genetically improved altered mutated whatever word you want to choose salmon.
Yeah and like anything else if it's said to be safe and if it's priced competitively.
People are eventually gonna -- it but the issue is really we have got to increase our productivity of foodstuffs -- trouble in the future.
No absolutely and you we just put up on the screen there are a lot of other things that we -- That have been genetically enhanced when where the other mean a lot of people shot like watermelon from Monsanto that is seedless you know there's plenty of vegetables out there that have been changed airlines -- -- -- But what this is the first in animals so that's what makes it a little.
Makes people on -- -- doctor Rick creepy thank you happy holidays keeping learn how to not.
Great Christmas to you -- -- eight.