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Tell the FDA: GMO Salmon Is Too Risky


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Kathy
- 292 days ago - theriskistoohigh.com
Never before has a genetically-modified animal been approved for human consumption. And yet, the FDA's review has been insufficient, failing to consider broad environmental and public health risks from GMO salmon.



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Kathy B. (98)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 6:28 pm
Never before has a genetically-modified animal been approved for human consumption. And yet, the FDA's review has been insufficient, failing to consider broad environmental and public health risks from GMO salmon.

The company that is producing these salmon says they won't be able to cross-breed, and yet their own data suggest that 5% of the eggs they produce and transport around the world may not be sterile. If released accidentally, these transgenic fish could severely endanger natural fish populations.

As a fish designed to grow twice as fast as natural salmon, these engineered fish may also increase human exposure to growth hormones, anti-microbial drugs, and disease.

Salmon is one of the world's healthiest foods, and a fish celebrated by native cultures and modern consumers alike. We simply cannot afford to jeopardize this great resource and put the environment and public health in danger. But that's exactly what will happen FDA rushes through approval of genetically engineered salmon without a much stronger review of the risks.
Sign the petition and tell the FDA:
GMO salmon is too risky.
Senator Jeff Merkley
Senator Jon Tester
Senator Mark Begic
 

JL A. (275)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 6:31 pm
Signed via email, noted now. Thanks for posting Kathy--I'm glad we have some Senators paying attention to the science.
 

Timothy Spurlin (33)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 7:18 pm
S&N! Tweeted! Frankenfish is to scary! Don't need it loose in the wild, let alone on the dinner table!
 

Deb E. (64)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 10:44 pm
Thank you for posting!!
 

Edwin M. (366)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 2:55 am
Signed, thank you Kathy and thank you Deb for the forward
 

Sue H. (1)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 6:01 am
Signed and noted, these frankenfish scare me silly and I've signed so many petitions against them. Nothing wrong at all with the natural fish we eat!
 

Shanti S. (0)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 9:59 am
Thank you.
 

Sara V. (0)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 10:23 am
It is wishful thinking that this petition will have any effect. The FDA has promoted GMOs consistently. Why would they stop now?

When their frankenfish and frankencrops are the only ones remaining (having crossbred with and destroyed all natural ones), we will be dependent upon their continued engineering (think of the sales they will make!) for our survival. You already cannot grow organic canola in Canada, nor organic corn or beans in the Midwest.

Our political system has become a money-making scheme. A wonderland of loopholes and legislation for enriching and protecting the friends of those in power. Dianne Feinstein's husband is in real estate - guess who has been "awarded" the government contract to sell all those Post Offices which are being closed (for a tidy commission)? How do you think the railway tycoons made their millions? The gas companies and big box stores (who built those multi-lane interstate hightways that have killed local economies across the U.S.?) It's all about consolidation of wealth and power.

Bill Moyers interview with Mark Leibovich (author of This Town): http://billmoyers.com/episode/full-show-mark-leibovich-on-americas-gilded-capital/
 

Terrie Williams (769)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 12:43 pm
Signed and shared in private email, noted.
 

Natasha Salgado (519)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 12:50 pm
Signed-thx
 

Christeen Anderson (470)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 12:51 pm
N&S
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 12:57 pm
Signed & noted. Thank you, Kathy.
 

norma laborie (32)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 1:21 pm
signed
 

Sharon Davidson (348)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 1:31 pm
read and signed thanks
 

Sharon Davidson (348)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 1:34 pm
read thanks
 

Birgit W. (144)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 2:14 pm
Signed.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 2:26 pm
Signed
 

Katie K. (70)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 3:10 pm
What a horrific probability. Just like the GMO wheat in Oregon that took on a life of its own. Why would these people want to interfere with the foods we all require to exist. Air, water and food are the things we all need but some just don't get "IT". They must be stopped.
 

Keith H. (0)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 4:18 pm
Signed
 

Vicky P. (463)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 5:25 pm
noted, signed, shared
 

Hartson Doak (33)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 5:35 pm
Now we also have to fear the wild salmon. They are most likely becoming radioactive from the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
 

Debra Tate (17)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 6:36 pm
Signed & noted
 

Dandelion G. (386)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 7:07 pm
Thank you for signing our petition and taking a stand against genetically-engineered salmon. Thanks for posting and Deb E for the forward.
 

Colleen L. (2)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 9:56 pm
Petition signed. Thanks Kathy
 

Heidi Aubrey (5)
Monday November 11, 2013, 12:31 am
Signed and noted.
 

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Monday November 11, 2013, 12:53 am
noted and signed
 

Franshisca Dearmas (91)
Monday November 11, 2013, 8:39 am
Noted and signed. TY Kathy
 

Kathleen R. (138)
Monday November 11, 2013, 6:09 pm
signed & noted
 

Charlie Rush (53)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 8:08 pm
How many lobbyists are being used to infiltrate the minds of the members of the FDA?
One can only wonder.

When we have a biased Supreme Court, in favor of Big Money/Big Business, fairness is flying out the window/ and they want to call themselves Christians.
WHAT A JOKE!
 

Charmaine Shannon (81)
Thursday November 14, 2013, 8:43 pm
Noted, Signed and Shared !! Thank-You....
 

Melania Padilla (178)
Friday November 22, 2013, 8:26 am
Thank you for signing our petition and taking a stand against genetically-engineered salmon.
 

Dianne D. (457)
Wednesday January 22, 2014, 6:38 am
signed
 
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