Friday, November 12, 2010
FDA caught hiding info on Frankensalmon
by Larry Geller
Environmental writer Beth Buczynski reveals how the FDA has worked against the environment and consumers in order to back GMO salmon. There’s a petition to sign, if this bothers you—see below.
The Biological Opinon, created by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in 2003, provides conclusive evidence that genetically modified (GMO) salmon pose a serious threat to endangered Atlantic salmon if accidentally released into the wild.
By failing to release this document prior to the September 19th public hearing on AquaBounty's GMO salmon, the FDA continues an alarming trend that this agency and the U.S. government have engaged in since GMO foods first appeared in the 1990s (Food Democracy Now). [care2.com, FDA Caught Hiding The Truth About GMO Salmon, 11/11/2010]
Check out the article and then consider signing the petition: Say NO to Frankenfish Salmon!