Senior Project Advisor
Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), Atlantic Salmon, Lummi Nation, Cultural Anthropology, Ecology, Economics
This project is an interdisciplinary view of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), specifically GMO salmon, through a biological, anthropological, and economic lens. The interconnection of these disciplines is shown through looking at GMO salmon and aquaculture effects on the Lummi Nation and the environment, while taking a close look at the first company to be approved for GMO salmon for human consumption that occurred in 2015 and the processes that are involved for approval of GMOs. The essay, through a biological lens, will explore the importance of salmon and their role in the ecosystem. Through an anthropological lens a discussion of the Lummi Nation, the importance of salmon in their culture and the Cooke Aquaculture Spill that took place in 2017. Economically there will be the discussion of the Food and Drug Administration approval process and the economic impacts of introducing GMO salmon onto the market. To tackle complex issues, it requires the collaboration of multiple disciplines, otherwise a cohesive solution will never be reached.
Fair, Victoria and Mittleider, Kaydee, "The Interdisciplinary Study of Genetically Modified Salmon and Their Effects on the Environment and Indigenous Communities" (2022). WWU Honors College Senior Projects. 546.
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Transgenic fish--Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Reservation, Washington; Fish culture--Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Reservation, Washington; Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Reservation, Washington--Environmental conditions
Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Reservation, Washington
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