Monday, 10 December 2012

the Big Fish Myth

This  photo provided by AquaBounty Technologies shows two same-age salmon, a genetically modified salmon (rear) and a non-genetically modified salmon, foreground. [ http://www.journalnow.com/news/nation_world/article_a9f12598-3e84-11e2-b23f-0019bb30f31a.html ]

one of the biggest myths in Nutrition is about fish...

They advocate "Fish is good for you because it is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids".

However, today we know that omega-3 supplements are not doing lots...

For decades now, scientists have been trying to produce fish with high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, believing that the nutritional value of this fish is proportional to their omega-3 content.
Biotechnologists have moved even further...they thought that we need to genetically engineer rapeseed to make it produce more α-linolenic acid (18:3) which can act (in fish) as a precursor of EPA and DHA (the classic fish-origin omega-3 fatty acids)...
So, we can see that GM plants are entering our food chain from the back door...In order to have high levels of EPA and DHA, they suggest that we need GM rapeseed oil and thus GM plants are used as fish feeds and aquaculture fish are produced using this GM material...

If A consumer does not want GM material in his diet, does he have any choice?

For the scientist who believes that the nutritional value of fish does not depend only on the levels of omega-3 fatty acids, which experiments does he need to design? and which body is going to fund this anti-GM experiments?

questions...
questions... 


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