First Ever Genetically Modified Salmon To Be Approved For 2014


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fishUpdate: Groups come together to challenge the push for GM salmon approval.  http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/genetically-modified-salmon-approval-faces-lawsuit-1.2506248

Scientists at the University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute are encouraging the Government to support the spread of GM salmon as well as support Genetic Engineering in farm animals.

The US government is in its final stage of deliberations on whether to allow commercial production of the GM fish.

It’s developed by using a growth hormone gene and a gene taken from the ocean pout. The fish is sterile, and would be raised in a series of large scale tanks. If approved, the salmon would be the first of 30 or more potential GM fish currently under development that could hit the market.

Biotech Corporations like AquaBounty seem to garnish the power of persuasion when it comes to dealings with the United States government. Many major “food and health corporations”, like Monsanto, always have major politicians that lobby for them.

Major AquaBounty shareholder, the Intrexon Corporation (1) is owned by a major pharmaceutical company called Clinical Data Inc. After Intrexon purchased Avalon Pharmaceutical Inc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Clinical Data Corp (2). Maybe our overall human health numbers are declining because the pharmaceutical companies that own our food want to make a profit? There is a multi-trillion dollar incentive there. Maybe it’s not all about money? Maybe something else is going on?

So called experts that are supporting the push for GM salmon and meat use the concepts of world hunger as justification for production. World hunger is not a problem that stems from a shortage of food. We have more than enough resources to make sure everyone on the planet receives what the human body requires. What North America throws away alone could feed the entire planet. The money that’s spent on War could eradicate world hunger. Since world hunger is not due to the shortage of food on our planet, we don’t need to manufacture more, that seems to be a mainstream media myth. We have to be careful what we put in our bodies, GMOs are modified using chemicals and in the end we are choosing to consume DNA altering food.

Not only is there opposition from a large portion of humanity that do not approve of GMOs, supermarkets, consumer organizations, environmental groups and commercial fishermen are voicing their disappointment. Supermarket chains like the Whole Foods Market will not sell genetically modified salmon.

It seems as if the entire food supply has been taken over and put in the hands of a small group of corporations. We continue to step away from real, natural healthy foods in exchange for genetically altered, unnatural food developed by pharmaceutical companies. Conflict of interest, wouldn’t you say?

Sources:

(1) http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/84d6ffe2-4061-11e2-8e04-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2S4J9FLE3

(2) http://www.dna.com/content.aspx?ContentID=1357

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/apr/24/genetically-modified-salmon-aquabounty-panama-united-states

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2309668/GM-meat-fish-set-sale-Scientists-press-ahead-despite-public-outrage.html


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  1. how do we petition this??!! this is crazy!! Soon enough,, nothing will be safe!! our AIR has been effected with chemicals, pesticides. As well as our water being contaminated with fluoride!!! why?
    Water should be free!! why am i paying to poison my body?
    Food & veggies too??! safest way is to grow my own .. but what about the meats?

    & if they are to do this,, which they have already began with farm animals etc… they NEED TO LABEL IT!!

  2. This will apply to all types of GMOs.

    How and why did genetically modified food start in the first place?

    One of the main reasons that genetic engineering came about is because Monsanto’s Roundup Patent ran out and expired in the year 2000. To replace this They created roundup ready seeds for the farmers. When these farmers buy the seeds and they agree and signe a contract that states that they are buying Monsanto’s new version of roundup. The seeds, in a way, extended their expired Roundup patent which was the most popular herbicide in the world. Their theory is what we’re doing every day when we cross species that genes from the mother and the father cross into the offspring and mix and match and create a new combination.

    In this case you take a gene from one species and force it into the DNA of another species. What happens is that you are then taking chains from kingdoms and species that have never existed in the other kingdom. The process of insertion plus cloning which is how they create the plant causes massive collateral damage to the DNA. So there can be hundreds of thousands of mutations in the DNA as a result of the process of genetic engineering and most of the problems associated with that are dismissed and they’re not even evaluated. So there new allergens possibly, new toxins and anti nutrients in the GM crops that we don’t even know about until some independent scientists does research afterwards and discovers that Monsanto’s corn has a new allergen. Monsanto’s soy, when cooked, has up to seven times the amount of an existing allergen. These issues are disregarded.

    Economic interests have pushed this process entirely too soon onto the American People without the proper scientific study. This is very dangerous!!!!! Jack Murphy

    • James Dees

      explains autism spectrum disorders, including Asperger’s syndrome, Rett syndrome, PDD-NOS, and childhood disintegrative disorder.

  3. And then after ten or so years when we notice our children being born without ears we’ll do the fluoride thing and ban GMO fish. ? Do the developers of theese products eat their produce ? And for how long may I ask, if yes is the answer ?

  4. Krystina

    This is horrible!

  5. Vita Maria Giannini

    GMO food register someting wrong in our cells. No GMO

  6. It’s not a conflict of interests. Just because people don’t care about you and me does not mean their interests conflict. They know exactly what they’re doing and they are not going to let us stop them.

  7. Some folks categorize GMO food as “Poison.” Although this may be their strong suspicion and feeling on this prospect, it is probably a bit less than accurate. “Changed” certainly! But whether for better or worse is yet to be determined. The real problem, as I see it, is how this stuff skips extensive human trials to see what the affects may actually be. That’s why the rest of the world (outside America) has nearly unanimously proscribed our experiments from their food chain.

    Presently, our very ham-fisted approach to Genetic Engineering (cutting and splicing various sequences in and out of species, often using microbial life as a transmission vector) may soon end. I have recently read reports that Russian Computer scientists and Geneticists have discovered a way to change the genetic code (the G’s A’s C’s & T’s) ‘in situ’, using the modulation effects of (modulated) lasers, to successfully alter the the code! This avoids all the very Frankenstein like steps and techniques we use today.

    All life is simply a code. An EXTREMELY complex, extensive, and convoluted one, but merely a code, nonetheless. Data. Would you be more comfortable with a laser modulated Frankenfish? I think I would be, but I am not certain this is correct either. We need trials! Lots and lots of TRIALS. And we need to know a lot more about the code and what we are doing with it. We have a long way to go before we can claim competence. The way to approach competence is through experimentation, scientific investigation, and TRIALS!

    • This frankin food is being forced on us unsuspecting population in part because the FDA is run by former Monsanto exacts. and our politicians are receiving so much money from Monsanto that they always vote in favor of them!

  8. DNA is expressed through interaction with our environment including the foods we eat. When we eat GMO foods they trigger incorrect DNA expression in our bodies. I won’t put anything that I know is GMO or inorganic in my stomach. Share this information with everyone you know. The money humans spend on military technology development, waging war and the wasted food of the north american continent could feel every human being properly 10 times over. We don’t need their help we need them to give us back out plantet so we can farm and protect her not use her like a vegas whore.

    • Nicole

      HAHAHA Like a Vegas whore….Good one!

  9. Nicole

    I wonder what they plan on doing once they’ve killed us all with their genetically modified foods? Do they plan to genetically modify humans to replace us all? I’m scared to eat anything anymore. The thought of eating corn, even organic, makes me cringe and it’s in everything! I just don’t understand how they all think this is okay, when it’s not! Not at all okay! Not only do we have to worry about other people doing harm to our children, now we have to worry about their food supply being harmful? Having natural healthy food should not be something we have to worry about, ever! WAKE UP PEOPLE!

  10. Perhaps the concept is to kill off the poorer population with shitty food… Since only the rich can afford organic… Well hell I guess the world is due a good plague… Why not speed it up with our manipulative science projects. Yes..humans create their problems.. always have ad always will. God is much more forgiving than we deserve…But He is not going to like this one…!

  11. Aaron

    so the root of the problem is MONEY and in having a monetary system.

    Get rid of the money incentive and all the problems go away.

    If you do not know about it already, look into The Venus Project

  12. larry mc kenna

    one thing for sure, the extra profits will not go back too the customer !

  13. “in the end we are choosing to consume DNA altering food.”

    Is this article saying that this food will alter our DNA if we eat it? Or am I reading this wrong?

    • Crystal

      You are reading that correctly. Maybe they meant “DNA alterED food.” Either way, this article is clearly biased in one direction and throwing in a lot of unnecessary fear and speculation.

  14. Julia

    Sign the petition to fight the release of GMO salmon, please!
    https://www.change.org/petitions/fda-stop-the-release-of-gmo-salmon

  15. julogan

    Just one more reason to expat to Europe…I’m saving up, but not there yet.

    I haven’t completely given up on the US becoming intelligent about this issue, as the EU has become…but I may have to give up eventually. So…if you can’t beat ‘em….leave ‘em.

  16. Thanks for posting this information!

  17. NO NO NO !…I won’t be buying any of it. When your whole body,heart & soul is telling you this is wrong, Monsanto are wrong you must listen to how you feel.With all the information we have now I think I will go with my instinct with this one….Oh and if you don’t know about the Western Black Rhino – they are officially declared extinct….sad world we are now living in!

  18. jcrlo

    sure, money, plus population reduction through cancer and other diseases caused by GMO’s and chemicals in our food.
    can we stop this?

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