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Isabella Erickson

I also do not have a solid opinion on genetic engineering; I can see why it might be necessary, but there are also some problems. One of the major problems that I can see is ironically one of wild salmon’s greatest strengths, genetic diversity. By definition what is genetically engineered is not going to be genetically diverse, so diseases and other sicknesses that effect them can kill them all off. If people rely on genetically engineered food an outbreak can lead to a sudden food shortage.

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