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WH Relents and Allows the FDA To Proceed with Genetically Modified Salmon


By 121212   Follow   Fri, 21 Dec 2012, 4:03am PST   12,918 views   237 comments
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http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2012/12/21/genetically_modified_salmon_white_house_had_blocked_fda_but_now_approval.html

White House Relents and Allows the FDA To Proceed with Genetically Modified Salmon

The Food and Drug Administration today released an electronic version of its environmental assessment for a genetically modified salmon developed by AquaBounty Technologies—effectively giving its preliminary seal of approval on the first transgenic animal to be considered for federal approval.

121212   Fri, 21 Dec 2012, 7:52am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (6)   Dislike (1)     Comment 1

I will not eat anymore Salmon unless it's labeled!

I like my GM modified foods labeled!

varmint   Fri, 21 Dec 2012, 6:21am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike     Comment 2

Not a fan of this.

I have no issues with genetic modification, but I don't trust how accurately they can assess the impact of these salmon if they get out into the ocean. Plus salmon farming itself is dumb. Salmon are carnivorous so they have to be fed other fish to grow. Hello? Why not just eat the other fish?

Also, farmed salmon tastes terrible.

121212   Fri, 21 Dec 2012, 8:14am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (5)   Dislike (1)     Comment 3

Peter P says

Well, choice is a good thing. I am not against genetically modified food. But consumers are free to choose.

They don't want us to choose! That's the truth.

They want to force feed it to us.

This proves we are a slave race, always was always will be.

121212   Sat, 22 Dec 2012, 7:20am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike     Comment 4

New Renter says

You can always grow your own food. Discover just how hard it IS to grow enough food to survive on

lmfao,it's not that hard...... maybe for you.

I worked my own farm for a while.

121212   Thu, 27 Dec 2012, 2:56am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike     Comment 5

Just LABEL it! Why would they hide it unless they know people will not buy it!

Just like "PINK SLIME".

If you eat Chicken Nuggets that is PINK SLIME. If you Label things people will not buy them.

121212   Thu, 27 Dec 2012, 4:11am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike     Comment 6

We have no idea if all this GM crop/food will mutate your chromosomes.

There is obviously something happening with allergies, our bodies are changing.

The pesticides are a contributing factor.

121212   Thu, 3 Jan 2013, 2:54am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike     Comment 7

FortWayne says

Write a letter to your senator asking them to deal with this, at least have them add GMO labels to these mutants.

Can you read, I did.

121212   Fri, 21 Dec 2012, 8:07am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (3)   Dislike     Comment 8

Peter P says

I only eat raw, cured, or poached salmon.

You don't want to eat trademarked Salmon?

or trademarked seeds from Monsanto using roundup?

Why not, a little genetic diversity is fun for all the family.

Food is becoming more and more OWNED. I'm surprised Apple has not gotten in this business yet.

121212   Sat, 22 Dec 2012, 7:23am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike (1)     Comment 9

New Renter says

You are also free to spend more on organic food, whatever THAT means.

The reason you don't understand the food cycle anymore is because it has been altered.

Once there were 1000's of slaughter houses, now we have "5".

The problems go much deeper and wider, corporations have consolidated the market and changed the process.

What was Organic today was usual practices 40+ years ago.

121212   Wed, 26 Dec 2012, 4:33am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (3)   Dislike     Comment 10

Farming for me was educational.

My family have always known how, but we live in the city and suburbs and have no interest in going back to it.

Thedaytoday   Thu, 27 Dec 2012, 5:37am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (3)   Dislike     Comment 11

Zlxr says

Would you be so quick to accept GMO foods if you knew that the bacterium they are using to inject new DNA into plants - could also pollute our soil and cause disease in humans.

http://www.i-sis.org.uk/agrobacteriumAndMorgellons.php

Think again about the whole implication of altering the ratios of bacterium in our environment and how they can change and what the implications are to us if all diseases change and we have no immunity.

There should be labeling! this industry does not want us knowing what they are doing!

121212   Thu, 3 Jan 2013, 6:57am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (3)   Dislike     Comment 12

New Renter says

How about feeding tilapia to the salmon?

No it's corn as usual!

Peter P   Fri, 21 Dec 2012, 6:22am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike     Comment 13

I don't know what to say...

We are in a brave new world.

Homeboy   Sat, 22 Dec 2012, 5:00am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike     Comment 14

We have been eating genetically modified food for thousands of years. The only difference is, the modifications were done through breeding, and now can be done directly.

I don't recall anyone in the past asking for labels for giant mutant turkeys with gigantic breasts, or tasteless tomatoes bred to have tough outer skins to survive truck rides.

New Renter   Sat, 22 Dec 2012, 8:00am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike     Comment 15

121212 says

New Renter says

You are also free to spend more on organic food, whatever THAT means.

The reason you don't understand the food cycle anymore is because it has been altered.

Once there were 1000's of slaughter houses, now we have "5".

The problems go much deeper and wider, corporations have consolidated the market and changed the process.

What was Organic today was usual practices 40+ years ago.

I understand that the term "organic" has too many definitions. Over this past summer I spoke with a couple of farmers. They pointed out as you have that what people today call "organic farming" would better be defined as "traditional farming".

121212   Wed, 26 Dec 2012, 4:10am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (3)   Dislike (1)     Comment 16

New Renter says

121212 says

New Renter says

You are also free to spend more on organic food, whatever THAT means.

The reason you don't understand the food cycle anymore is because it has been altered.

Once there were 1000's of slaughter houses, now we have "5".

The problems go much deeper and wider, corporations have consolidated the market and changed the process.

What was Organic today was usual practices 40+ years ago.

I understand that the term "organic" has too many definitions. Over this past summer I spoke with a couple of farmers. They pointed out as you have that what people today call "organic farming" would better be defined as "traditional farming".

Organic farming = Traditional Farming

We are being screwed! From Monsanto downwards.

121212   Thu, 27 Dec 2012, 2:21am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (3)   Dislike (1)     Comment 17

New Renter says

I dunno, as far as I know the jury is still out on the health implications of GM foods. That study put out in September -since discredited - regarding GM 603 corn sure didn't help the arguments of the anti-GMO crowd.

The jury is not out, the farmers are speaking, your choosing not to listen.

Ask "ANY" farmer.

121212   Thu, 27 Dec 2012, 3:46am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (3)   Dislike (1)     Comment 18

New Renter says

I said earlier I HAVE spoken to farmers. They were kind enough to give a tour of their farms and discuss the benefits of traditional farming; however the health aspects of GM foods in humans is not a question a farmer is qualified to answer.

right, ask Monsanto and expect an answer. Did anyone of those farmers discuss Roundup? GM Alfalfa?

Pesticides?

They are qualified, your not listening.

121212   Thu, 27 Dec 2012, 3:47am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (3)   Dislike (1)     Comment 19

Exposed: Monsanto planted GM alfalfa before USDA approved it, federal agency knew all along

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/28/business/28alfalfa.html?_r=0
http://www.naturalnews.com/034264_GM_alfalfa_Roundup.html
http://www.naturalnews.com/036023_Monsanto_GM_alfalfa_USDA.html

121212   Thu, 27 Dec 2012, 3:48am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (3)   Dislike (1)     Comment 20

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2011/02/why-you-should-care-about-genetically-modified-alfalfa/70557/
http://farmwars.info/?p=5885

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