I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…
Tell the FDA: Stop Genetically-Engineered Salmon:
(CredoAction.com) – We have just a few days to keep the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) from approving engineered salmon as the first animal manufactured for human consumption.
AquaBounty Technologies created the mutant Atlantic salmon by artificially combining growth hormone genes from a Pacific salmon with DNA from an eelpout. This keeps the fish growing year round, confined in crowded inland tanks — unlike ocean pens where conventionally farmed salmon are raised.
Here’s where it gets really scary: the FDA doesn’t do its own testing of genetically engineered animals. It relies on information provided by the company that wants approval — just like they did in their oversight of the egg industry which produced the largest salmonella outbreak in U.S. history last month.
And because genetically engineered salmon are being considered as a new “animal drug,” there’s little focus on the potential dangers of people consuming modified salmon. It’s not enough that raising salmon in crowded factory fish farms contaminates our food with antibiotics and other chemicals. Now the FDA would be adding additional unknown risks of GE salmon to the mix.
My Commentary: Please sign this petition to help stop the genetic vandalism of our planet! If we simply allow these corporations to pollute our earth with their patented, genetically-hybridized franken-fish, then all natural salmon will be extinct in less than 40 GENERATIONS!!!! This would cause an infinite number of unknown effects to the delicate balance of our ecosystem, up unto and including the utter destruction of our food chain, and an ensuing mass extinction event across the entire world!!!