Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Genetically Modified Salmon?

I don't know if you've heard of this story yet in the news but it is darn right scary! How would you like to eat a "Frankenfish"? A genetically modified salmon? Well... the FDA is meeting to discuss this possibility

If OK'd the salmon will be the first genetically modified animal permitted by the FDA
Injected growth hormones make the fish reach maturity in half the growth time.

A company, AquAdvantage Salmon, has injected growth hormones into Atlantic salmon that enable the fish to reach maturity in half the normal growth time, 16 to 18 months, rather than 30 months.

I don't know about you but haven't we been injecting a growth hormone into cattle now for some time? Look what it's done to our milk supply and meat?

Living in the Pacific Northwest this entire Salmon issue seems unreal. There have been a lot written about genetically modified animals and crops and it is not helping the health issues of Americans.

If they are going to offer "Frankenfish" in the store it should be labeled so that you are informed and have a choice.

Personally I think that more people are going to elect to shop at PCC and Whole Foods for their meat and seafood.

Please stay on this issue so you can make informed choices for yourself and family

Here is the link to the CNN story

No comments:

Post a Comment