GM Salmon – No Labeling Required
While the FDA has not made a decision on whether to approve AquAdvantage’s genetically modified salmon, they have announced that labeling will not be required. The genetically modified salmon will be in the stores along with nature’s own salmon; consumers will not be able to tell a difference.
Shouldn’t we have the right to choose whether we eat the unnatural food or the real thing? Apparently, the FDA thinks not; we are overly stupid, and incapable of “understanding” the intricacies of genetic modification.
The FDA has stated that since its scientists have advised that the genetically modified salmon is not any different than real salmon, it cannot require labeling. How good are these scientists? After all, natural salmon don’t have DNA from two other creatures…and it doesn’t grow as large as the fake one.
According to dictionary.com, the definition of modify is “to change somewhat the form or qualities of; alter partially; amend”. By definition, genetically modified salmon IS different than natural salmon, no matter how much the food industry tries to cover it up.
Loads of extra growth hormones in our foods is causing early puberty in our children, sometimes in children as young as 3! The AquAdvantage salmon was created to generate its own excess of growth hormones. Besides the other dangers this fake food poses, the growth hormones are going to negatively affect our children’s health.
Please, please remember that the FDA does not require any PROOF that foods are safe! They take the word of the company that the product is safe. Therefore, by their rules, since AquAdvantage says the genetically modified salmon is safe, the FDA won’t ask any questions.
Unfortunately, our system is so corrupt…governmental agencies all over the world are not doing their jobs to protect citizens from dangers such as those posed by genetically modified foods. Research scientists have been threatened into complacency; yes, research has proven that genetically modified foods are a danger to our health.
Yet, the FDA claims that labeling is not required to warn us that our salmon is genetically modified. To do so would only confuse consumers. Personally, I think that this is taking away our rights as Americans. We should have the right to choose what we eat, and have the right to be informed about the risks and dangers associated with different foods.
Even if you don’t want to believe me, do some research. After all, we live in the information age, and it’s easy to find.