This is a reblog from fellow word press blogger “Lasesana”
I’ve been reading quite a bit on Genetically Modified Foods and I am so astounded our government will allow its citizens to consume an altered product, yet in other countries such as Europe, Japan, Australia GMO is either banned or labeled but not here in the USA.
Some argue that it is safe for human consumption while others state not enough testing has been done. I read the article attached and I have to agree with those who are not in favor of GMO.
The product that will hit our grocery stores sometime in the next year is from the company “AquAdvantage salmon” the “Atlantic Salmon” has been genetically altered with two genes; a gene from the Pacific salmon to make it grow faster, and a gene from an eel that makes it grow throughout the year. GE salmon grow in half the time, 18 months instead of three years.But do not grow larger than natural salmon.
At this time AquAdvantage eggs are created in the Prince Edward Island and the fish are grown and farmed in Panama.
The FDA’s draft environmental assessment has concluded that AquAdvantage fish did not pose a threat to the U.S. environment. This draft assessment will be open to public comments for 60 days. The link to this report is located in the original blog.
Did you get that? “AquAdvantage fish did not pose a threat to the U.S. environment.”
Of course it is not a threat, because it is not engineered on US soil..
Here is another excerpt from the original blog.
“AquaBounty’s Canadian production site was contaminated by a new strain of Infectious Salmon Anemia, an un treatable virus that affects salmon. However, Centers for Food Safety claims that information about the facility’s contamination with this deadly fish flu was not considered by the FDA and was hidden from the public.”
Now ask yourself do you really want to eat this engineered salmon?
How you can help, read article in the attached original blog, share it, tweet it, pin it, email it.
If this is not accepted in other parts of the world it must be for a very good reason……….