nos-trum. pronunciation: \nos'-trum\. noun. Etymology: Latin, neuter of noster our, ours.
1. a medicine of secret composition recommended by its preparer but usually without scientific proof of its effectiveness.
2. a usually questionable remedy or scheme.
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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Genetically Modified Food: Salmon Isn't The First

A lot of attention in the media to an FDA panel looking at a modified salmon that grows faster.

No decision yet.  To be considered:  food safety and environmental safety.

More to come on that.  For a quick discussion of the issues go to USA Today Health & Behavior blog (Sep 21).

But if you're not that interested, I thought you might like a peek at how much of your current food products are genetically modified.  The same article has a nice graph:

These are big ticket items, and many (or most) are modified genetically.

But grains are one thing, fish is another.

Doc D

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