Lots of fascinating conversations this week, and there is much for us to discuss. There were two emerging themes I heard: one was real concern about GMO animals for human consumption. Maya, in her post, sums this up by saying: “More than anything else I despise the idea of engineering animals of any kind just to continue to waste food. Human food waste is atrocious and the consumption has gotten to the point of intense greed. We need to stop consuming what we don’t have. Yes, we need to find a food solution. No, it should not in any way have to do with engineering animals for our liking. “
In contrast, others like Yvette felt that GMO is part of the solution towards confronting world hunger “In my opinion genetically made fish benefits the people since it gives the fishing experience they want while also feeding people and on the other side of the spectrum it gives the natural fish time to repopulate grow and rise in the fish stocks. “
Regardless, it seems we have a strange relationship with seafood rather than ‘land’ food. Linnaea, said as much when challenging her mother’s claims that they shouldn’t eat fish that were “raised in their own filth” but somehow cows, pigs, and chickens were ok.
Do we really NOT farm like we FISH? Let’s think critically