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GE Salmon

Genetically engineered salmon, if approved by FDA, could destroy the
salmon industry
.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger

Editor of NaturalNews.com


(NaturalNews) As the world awaits the FDA's

decision on whether to approve genetically
modified salmon as "safe enough" to allow into the food supply, it seems that not enough
people in the existing fishing industries have really thought this through. As you'll see
here,
approval of GE salmon could
destroy the existing salmon industry
. Why? Here's
the reason:


The FDA says that once it approves GE salmon (which now seems likely), it will not require
GE salmon to be labeled as "genetically modified" or "genetically engineered." In fact,

the
FDA
ridiculously claims

it would be illegal

to require these GE fish to be labeled as such
because they are, in the minds of the FDA, no different from regular fish.


Now here's why this matters:

If
consumers are not told which

salmon

is GE, many will
avoid buying ALL salmon.


In fact, organizations like

NaturalNews

and many others like t
he Organic Consumers
Association would likely take strong action, warning people to

avoid all salmon

because
you never know which salmon is

genetically modified
.


As word about the non
-
la
beling of GE salmon spreads, more and more consumers would
avoid buying salmon altogether. This is precisely how the introduction of GE salmon into

the
food supply

could destroy the existing s
almon

industry
.


The FDA's inexcusable non
-
labeling of genetically modified salmon

creates distrust

in the
entire category. And just as the

natural health

community has been successful in warning
people to avoid MSG and HFCS, we will almost certainly be successful in warning people
away from

eating

salmon, too (if GE salmon infects the

food supply
). And that's a shame
because, by and large, the

natural

health industry

supports wild
-
caught salmon

as a
healthy source of omega
-
3 oils. But virtually overnight, the FDA's approval of GE salmon
could reverse our position on this issue and make us outspoken opponents of buying and
consuming salmon.


I wonder if the salmon industry is aware that this situ
ation could devastate existing salmon
farms and fisheries?

Opening the floodgates to more GE factory farmed animals

That GE salmon could cause sharp losses across the existing salmon industry is only the
beginning of the problems potentially unleashed by t
he FDA's disturbing shortsightedness.
There has never been a genetically engineered animal approved for use in the
U.S.

food
supply, but once the FDA approves GE salmon, it sets a precedent for other
gene
tically engineered animals to follow.


Imagine a genetically modified cow with triple growth hormone

genes
, carrying muscles
(
meat
) so large that it
can't even stand on its own feet. It is grown in a "cow factory" where it
suffers every day from the

pain

of its unnatural existence. It never sees the outdoors or
experiences a single day of freedom in
a pasture. Instead, it is fed antibiotics and GMO feed
crops through a system of tubes, much like the imprisoned characters in

The Matrix
. The
sole purpose of its life is to grow premium steaks and ground beef, sold by a company that
genetically engineers
animals to create greed
-
driven food

profits

without a single thought
about the suffering of the animal itself.


This is exactly what could be unleashed by the FDA's

decision on GE salmon. Only it
wouldn't end with just cows: Imagine genetically modified pigs, chickens and lambs, all
distorted into artificial meat
-
producing forms to satisfy corporate profits.

Vaccines from sheep flesh

And it won't end with just food,
either. Scientists are already experimenting with genetically
modified animals who "grow" pharmaceuticals. Imagine a factory farm of sheep whose
bodies are tapped to produce

vaccines

or hormone drugs
.


This is the sick, demented world to which the biotechnology industry is now looking for the
next wave of profits. Fueled by arrogant greed and a deeply
-
rooted disrespect for the natural
world (and the suffering of sentient beings, which include farm ani
mals), they will pursue
bottom
-
line profits by any means necessary... even if it means playing God with the genes of
animals and giving rise to Franken
-
animals that experience tremendous pain and suffering
while being grown for food. (Much like in The Matr
ix, once again.)


The pain and suffering committed by factory farms today is more than enough reason to
consider giving up all conventionally
-
raised meat products, by the way. But it could get far
worse if the industry is allowed to start genetically engin
eering mutant animals designed to
produce more meat (or milk) more quickly and with higher profits. And it all starts with GE
salmon.


How do we even know, by the way, whether the genetically modified salmon who grow twice
as fast as regular salmon experie
nce some sort of

unnatural pain

as a result of their gene
distortions? These gene modifications can, from another point of view, be described as a
kind of "birth defect," and some birth defects quite literally result in tremendous suffering for
those being

unfortunate enough to be affected by them.


Not surprisingly,

the experience of the animal

isn't even being taken into account by the
FDA! This agency, which is blind to the experience of animals, only cares about the impact
of GE salmon on people who eat

its flesh, not about the experience of the fish.


If this same lack of empathy is applied to future decisions regarding GE animals, it will only
lead us down a dark path of Frankenfood misery, where

humanity becomes the
monster
that creates horrific mutant

animals to be grown and harvested in dark places,
behind the closed doors of the sickening meat industry.

Action you can take right now

What can you do to stop this crime against nature? For starters, you can contact the FDA
right now and tell them two th
ings:


1) You oppose allowing GE salmon to be introduced into the food supply.

2) If it is approved, you support honest

labeling

of the salmon to indicate that it is genetically
engineered.


Find the

FDA's contact information here:

http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/Centers...


U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Ou
treach and Information Center

5100 Paint Branch Parkway HFS
-
009

College Park, MD 20740
-
3835

Toll
-
Free Information Line:


1
-
888
-
SAFEFOOD

(1
-
888
-
723
-
3366)

Industry email: industry@fda.gov

Consumers email: consumer@fda.gov

Get ready to boycott salmon

If the F
DA approves GE salmon, get ready to

join NaturalNews in a nationwide boycott of
salmon products
.


As long as GE salmon is not honestly labeled, we will boycott salmon products, and we will
coordinate with other non
-
profits who share our belief that

consumers have a right to
know
what they're buying and eating.


For the FDA to say that they refuse to require the honest labeling of GE salmon is an
outrageous insult to consumer intelligence. It's beyond an insult, actually: It's more like

a
crime against

the People

because it consciously seeks to

misinform

the public about what
they're eating.


This demonstrates yet again how dangerous the FDA has actually become. Far from
protecting consumers,

the FDA has become the single greatest threat to the

health

and
safety of the American people
. This agency actively seeks to keep people in the dark
about what they're buying and eating. It is a purveyor of ignorance and disinformation, and it
is engaged in a co
nspiracy to commit yet another crime against humanity (against the entire
planet, actually) in order to protect biotech profits.


Why can't the FDA just tell the truth and, at minimum, require that GE salmon be labeled as
such?


Because being honest appare
ntly isn't in the agency's genes. Maybe we need to genetically
modify the FDA and insert some "truth hormone" proteins so it attains the ability to tell the
truth. That would be a radical modification from the current behavior of the agency, wouldn't
it?