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  •  There has to be a match between the species (0+ / 0-)

    and the environment. If you knew much about the life cycle of wild salmon, you would know that the growth rate of the salmon is matched to the availability of food, migration patterns, and many intricate pressures, all of which conspire to select a set of dominant characteristics. Making a gross genetic change to a salmon to enhance its growth rate would put it at a severe disadvantage out in the wild. And you question really makes little sense. Species are invasive to the extent that their genetics matches a set of environmental conditions. GMO's are actually crippled organisms. They aren't super anything, except in a narrow, artificial environment. Selection pressure. Look it up.

    For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life. - Albert Camus

    by Anne Elk on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 10:31:08 PM PST

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