Thursday, June 16, 2011

They Aren't Even Pretending Anymore

Congress is moving to ban the sale of genetically modified salmon that grow twice as fast as regular salmon on one-tenth of the feed. The reason?

[Alaska Republican Rep. Don] Young argued that the modified fish would compete with wild salmon in his state.

What? Couldn't you at least have the decency to make up something about how genetically modified foods cause autism in children, or how drug smugglers prefer to store their illicit goods in bigger fish? That's your job, man! I'm pretty sure you're not supposed to just come out and say "because consumers would like their product over ours".

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