When a Fish is More Than a Fish

Scott M. Andes March 22, 2011
March 22, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration seems to be moving closer to approving genetically modified salmon for sale in the United States. While 80 to 90 percent of corn and cotton in the U.S. are genetically modified (GM), this would be the first time a GM animal is sold for human consumption, and a range of groups are warning of the rise of "Frankenfish." In this blog post, Scott Andes says that biotechnology has the potential to drastically reduce food prices and bring about many benefits, and he warns that opponents rely on ideology, not science, in calls to restrict agricultural innovation.