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Title: GMO pigs and Salmon
Post by: raw-al on July 30, 2010, 09:27:44 pm
Someone forwarded this to me. Interesting and there is links to a petition.

"I got this in my email box and thought of sharing it with you. In the Texas magazine, All Natural, Dr. Lane Sebering, MD wrote that the virus/bacteria in gmo foods can alter our DNA.

Subject: Science fiction
Date: Thursday, July 29, 2010, 4:21 PM

See Your Alert Online

Genetically Engineered Pigs and Salmon are Racing to Your Plate!
Stop Them in Their Tracks!

July 29, 2010

Dear mel,

Genetically Engineered Pigs and Salmon are Racing to Your Plate!

Stop genetically engineered animals from being introduced in the U.S.
Franken-Swine and Franken-Fish do exist, and they are in a race to see which will be on your plate first. The Food & Drug Administration is considering whether or not they will allow genetically engineered pigs and salmon to reach your plate. There are so many things that are wrong with this scenario that I don't know where to begin, but the worst is that they won't have to be labeled.  We need to stop these genetically engineered animals in their tracks. Can you demand that the FDA keep GE Animals out of the U.S. food system?

Enviropig™ is a genetically engineered pig that was created in Canada. The creator's idea is to make a pig perfect for factory farm environments, which will produce less polluting waste. While this is an important consideration, there are other solutions to factory farm problems, such as more diversified and local agriculture. Additionally, no testing has been done on the human health effects associated with eating this genetically engineered pork.

On the genetically engineered salmon front, the aquaculture industry is trying to make a fish that grows at twice the normal rate, so they can get it to market sooner and make more money. This poses many environmental and human health threats. What will happen if these living genetically engineered animals escape and breed with non-GE animals?  And most importantly, what happens to us if we eat genetically engineered animals? The answer is, we simply don't know- and it's not worth the risk to allow either of these animals to reach our plates.

The FDA doesn't require any special testing or approval for genetically engineered animals. They also don't have to consider any environmental impacts. It's up to us to demand that the FDA reject GE Animals. Consumers don't want Franken-Fish and Franken-Swine on their plates.

Take action to stop GE Animals from being introduced in the U.S.

Thanks for taking action,Sarah Alexander
Outreach Director
Food & Water Watch

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Title: Re: GMO pigs and Salmon
Post by: sabertooth on July 31, 2010, 07:39:45 am

I think this is in the same thread, it has many revelation about food safety

Alex mentions that once the gmo salmon is released it will only take 40 generations before the wild Salmon are extinct

These Gmo salmon are so monstrous that they will dominate there wild counterpart
The FDA knows this but are going to allow it anyway.