This is Danio rerio a lovely peaceful tropical aquarium fish.
That is until the Japanese scientists got a hold of it.
Now it is a frankenfish.
The ‘glofish’ is a genetically modified Zebra Danio, bred with a natural fluorescence gene to make it glow in the dark.
The cause was apparently noble, but mixing and messing with genes of any creature is not noble.
The ‘glofish’ have since become aquarium fish, sold in brightly coloured hues with exotic names; starfire red, electric green, sunburst orange, cosmic blue and galactic purple.
New Zealand has just had a battle after approval was mistakenly given to import ‘dyed’ fish and they turned out to be ‘glofish’. The original lot was 210 fish, but the Ministry of Ag and Fish have already destroyed 300; so they breed.
But having pretty little fish in your aquarium is not the end of the story.
Glow in the dark sushi made from genetically modified fish becomes the latest food craze to hit America
Sushi that glows in the dark has become the latest must try food craze across America.
Inspired by genetically modified fish first bred for scientific research, a video showing how to make the glowing sushi has become a huge hit online.
The recipes use glofish, a brand of genetically modified (GM) fluorescent zebrafish sold by Yorktown Technologies, which are available to buy in pet shops.
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Yes, you can get glow-in-the-dark sushi made from these genetically modified fish.
Now I love sushi, sashimi and makimonos, but there is no way I am going to knowingly put a GMO in my mouth, with or without wasabi.
The latest fad, ‘glofish’ has become the newest must-try.
I find the whole thing rather sad that we have to invent shit like this. It is another sign of the indulgent human race doing anything to have ‘fun’.
Will we never learn?
How long before these fish inter-breed with the original Danio rerio and dilute the species until there are no more original fish left. This is just another form of extinction.
Man in his endless search for diversion has no limits, no conscience, no brains!