Sunday, February 28, 2016

Op-Ed Gentically modified salmon

In "Tell consumers what you're eating" by the Editorial board (2015) they really propel the topic of Salmon and its' distribution among the United States. The topic of Salmon being labeled is argued throughout with the authors plea of labeling salmon.

The Editorial board describes their argument thoroughly and clear, and their argument is against genetically modified food "label it as genetically engineered." By stating the issue about salmon at first, it gives the readers a quick background of the topic "The salmon...has genes inserted that allow it to grow to market size twice as fast." The author tries to enforce the main topic of genetically modified salmon being brought into the market in order to grow faster and bigger. The author then describes the responses of people towards the change of salmon being genetically modified and how it will be controlled "The salmon will be made sterile...unable to breed with other salmon." This statement is included as a counterargument, but the author rebutted it by stating that there could never be a true regulator because anything can happened. This issue has become a great impact to the consumers because salmon is being genetically modified, but there is no labels to actually notify them whether it is genetically modified or not. The author seems to be successful when building the argument against genetically modified salmon, and believing that it should at least be labeled for its consumers to know what they're eating.

Work cited:
Editorial Board. "The New York Times." Tell Consumers What They Are Eating. New York Times, 1 Dec. 2015. Web. 24 Feb. 2016.


  1. In analysis include the reasons why the author says what he says and how he tries to convince the reader of his opinion.

  2. Try adding your opinion to the way the author presents his argument, think about why his argument is convincing.