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Thu Jan 10, 2013, 04:58 PM

GE Salmon


"Genetically Engineered Salmon?
While not on anyone's dinner table just yet, genetically engineered salmon are just a pen stroke away. GE salmon are being developed by a U.S. company called Aqua Bounty Farms and are preferred for their ability to grow two to four times faster than other farmed salmon:

"The goal of producing faster growing Atlantic Salmon for the commercial food market is well on its way at Aqua Bounty Farms, a research facility located in Fortune, Prince Edward Island, Canada. This experimental hatchery has been injecting growth hormone genes into fertilized salmonid eggs to produce fast growing salmon, trout and Arctic char."
Research at Aqua Bounty Farms, Aqua Bounty Farms webpage..."

Tell the FDA: Just say NO to GE salmon

The Friday before Christmas, as many Americans set out for a long holiday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its environmental assessment of genetically engineered (GE) salmon, which brings GE salmon only one step away from being the first GE animal destined for your plate.

This approval continues to rely on the FDAs flawed food safety conclusions from 2010, even though:

the limited data the agency collected shows that the altered fish exhibited much higher rates of hormones and allergic potential.
in a single year, a natural disaster resulted in lost GE salmon at one experimental facility while a lethal disease outbreak at another facility lead the company to kill off most of its GE salmon.
Disease, natural disasters, and an unnecessary altered fish means the FDA is needlessly endangering the public by moving this application through the process. The FDA needs to hear your voice before February 25th: tell the agency its environmental assessment isnt up to snuff and ask them to just say NO to GE salmon today!

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Thu Jan 10, 2013, 09:01 PM

1. I wonder if Atlantic Salmon is already suspect

I buy it but it tastes a bit fake! Not quite as fishy as sockeye etc.

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Thu Jan 10, 2013, 09:05 PM

2. hard to trust

most salmon... unless you catch it yourself

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