FDA Caught Hiding The Truth About GMO Salmon

The Center for Food Safety (CFS) recently revealed a document that proves the U.S. Food and Drug Administration knowingly withheld vital information during recent hearings regarding the approval of GMO salmon.

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.

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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).

“This [document] adds further evidence that in fact GE salmon pose a serious threat to marine environments and is another compelling reason for the FDA not to approve the fish for commercial use,” said Andrew Kimbrell, Executive Director of the Center for Food Safety. 

“While the FDA applauded the company’s choice of land-based containment as responsible, it never revealed that it is illegal in the U.S. to grow genetically engineered salmon in open-water net pens.”

At the public hearing in September, the FDA’s advisory committee was split in their recommendation to make a decision on GMO salmon, with several committee members criticizing the poor science submitted by AquaBounty and calling upon the FDA to demand more rigorous independent scientific review despite the agency’s previous decision weeks earlier that GMO salmon were “safe” for human consumption (Digital Journal).

“The recent developments only add to the increasing concerns raised by the public, members of Congress and the FDA’s own Advisory Committee,” said Jaydee Hanson, Senior Policy Analyst at the Center for Food Safety. 

“The documents received make clear that some data was even kept from FWS and NMFS scientists who would not sign the confidentiality agreements requested by the FDA. If the FDA won’t even share confidential company data with government scientists, what else is it keeping secret from the public?” added Hanson. 

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William C4 months ago

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Dorothy N.
Dorothy N4 years ago

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The researchers wrote: “To our knowledge, this is the first report indicating that nucleotides, miRNAs, with complete functional structure are resistant to digestion in the GI tract and can be delivered intact to other tissues.

“In this sense, miRNAs may represent a novel class of universal modulators that play an important role in mediating animal-plant interactions at the molecular level.” The study appeared online in Cell Research, September 2011.

The question arises: Could miRNAs also make a critical contribution to destroying the body’s structure and function? In the case of genetically modified plants that have only been with us since the 1990s, the effects of the new miRNAs that could attach to our organs are unknown.

According to the study’s introduction, miRNAs have the ability “to modulate various critical biological processes, including differentiation, apoptosis, [cell destruction] proliferation, the immune response, and the maintenance of cell and tissue identity.” ...

In other words, not merely potentially triggering virtually any/every possibly disease/dysfunction, but altering and destroying our very systems from the cellular level up, including the genetic ability to 'breed true' - reproduce our original genetic heritage, or indeed any in a consistent fashion.

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Dorothy N.
Dorothy N4 years ago

(Never mind, this IS the right one, both threads on GM salmon, lol... got distracted during a phone call - continued)

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/health/you-are-what-you-eat-198130.html


GMO Foods May Alter Healthy Organ Function
By Louise McCoy
Epoch Times Staff Created: March 1, 2012 Last Updated: March 5, 2012



... Chinese cell researchers have found that plant microRNA from rice and other vegetables are directly absorbed into the bloodstream of mammals without being broken down by digestion. RNA, like DNA, carries genetic information. MicroRNA or miRNA is a short RNA molecule that can suppress gene activity.

Through a series of trials, it was found that a certain plant miRNA from rice arrives intact to the liver cells of mammals, where it inhibits the removal of LDL from the blood. LDL is the type of cholesterol that coats the arteries.

Those mice eating the rice diet had their blood LDL rise significantly within a few hours. After three days of the rice diet, LDL was raised but HDL and triglyceride levels were unchanged.

Healthy Chinese people were also part of the study. When their blood was analyzed, it also contained rice miRNA.

Ten plant miRNAs were found in the blood of Chinese subjects, mice, rats, horses, sheep, and calves. Rice miRNA was found not only in the liver, but the lungs, spleen, kidneys, stomach, and brain. However, the effects, if any, on these other organs was not addressed.

The researchers wrote: “To our knowl

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Dorothy N.
Dorothy N4 years ago

Sorry, had two GMO comment pages up, started chatting on the phone, and just realized that I'd posted all this on the wrong one, lol!

My apologies!

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