(Aug. 4) — A major U.S. fish research company has tampered with the DNA of Atlantic salmon by adding a quick-growth gene that allows the fish to eat year-around and grow more quickly. And the Food and Drug Administration is about to allow these genetically engineered salmon to head to market, the company says.
But food safety activists insist that the FDA doesn’t have adequate tests and regulations to ensure the safety of modified seafood, and others question whether consumers are even ready for it.
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An AquaBounty salmon rests in a tank behind a standard salmon that is the same age.
“Far from being a benefit to consumers or the environment, this merely allows factory fish farms to double production rates,” said George Kimbrell, senior attorney for the Center for Food Safety.
Posted in American Politics & Food, Animal Health and GMO, Biotech Companies, Canadian Politics & Food, Food Security, World GE Politics
Tagged Allergies, AquaBounty, Center For Food Safety, George Kimbrell, GMO Salmon, Toxic contamination, Unforseen consequences
By April Reeves
It seems there is no where you can turn that you won’t find GMO’s in every food source now. But building Natural supplements with GM plants and herbs is a complete oxymoron. Of course it won’t be labeled. This article has some very good arguments and statistics. Please read on!
This article may not be GM but it does beg the question: will our grandkids be less contaminated than we are? This illuminates the insidious nature of big corporations to control what we put in our mouths, in every aspect. The fight against GMO’s is not just about GM’s: it’s also about choice and control.
Now our meat supplies are unknown. I will be launching a big campaign against this soon. Write, email, do all you can to let pork producers know you will stop eating anything pig if this goes through. Even if you don’t eat pig! They need to know we exist, and we need the masses to speak out! You can contact all local hog producers, write to the Western Producer newspaper, write all gov agencies, and protest around any hog producer’s buildings and/or events.
Posted in American Politics & Food, Biotech Companies, Canadian Politics & Food, Food Security, Take Action!, World Food Politics
Tagged April Reeves, Biotech Companies, Food Security, GM herbal medicine, GM herbs, GMO Pigs, Protest, Sustainability, Toxic contamination