Re: NANFA-- News: GloFish in the news

Sajjad Lateef (
Mon, 12 Jan 2004 09:34:00 -0800 (PST)

I don't think that they are a real danger. Not by any means.

But, I am a purist. I like fish that are wild-types. I don't
really care for aquarium strains which have been selectively
bred for certain characteristics. Likewise, I don't really
care for genetically modified fish.

But, if somebody likes them, then more power to them. I am not
about to tell anybody not to buy them, if these fish are what
it takes to get someone to start out in this hobby.


ps: Folks, could you PUHLEEZ format your messages into
narrower lines and shorter paragraphs? If your messages are long,
unformatted and difficult to read, I am not going to read them.

--- wrote:
> Sajjad, do you really think that genetically engineered fish are a
> real
> danger? Humans have been genetically engineering animals for
> millennia this is no
> different. Just a more direct, quick, and eventually more cost
> effective way to
> do what we humans have been doing for a very long time. Now
> genetically
> engineered bacteria probably could be a serious risk and should be
> closely
> monitored. but I don't really think fish pose such a risk at any
> level.


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