BAD NEWS for frankenfish: Federal court says genetically engineered salmon is UNLAWFUL

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frankenfish(NaturalHealth365) Sadly, food is often politicized … especially when we’re talking about frankenfish – genetically manipulated salmon.  But what, in fact, does that really mean?

In a recent interview with food media journalist Alicia Kennedy, Carla Martin, founder and executive director of the Fine Cacao and Chocolate Institute, described it as follows: “If you go into a store and you buy food, you should be able to be assured, just in buying it, that it was somehow good for people, the environment, the economy, etc.”  Martin goes on to say that that assurance “is not guaranteed in any way.”

For example, genetically engineered (manipulated) salmon is not good for people or the environment … in any way.  And while the GMO Frankenfish might be “good” for the U.S. economy, and high-profile biotechnology companies in particular – of the 350,000 tons of Atlantic salmon consumed in the United States more than 95% is imported – once engineered genes are introduced into the wild salmon gene pool, it can not  be undone, and it would result in the destruction of diverse salmon runs and indigenous food sovereignty.

On November 5th, in a landmark case that protects the environment from genetically modified animals, the federal court for the Northern District of California declared genetically engineered (GE) salmon unlawful.

The government illegally approved genetically engineered salmon without adequately considering the harm

In 2015, the FDA allowed AquaBounty Technologies to produce genetically engineered salmon. According to the federal court, the FDA violated core environmental laws and ignored the serious consequences of approving plans to grow and commercialize engineered salmon.

GE salmon have different vitamin, mineral, and amino acid levels than non-GE salmon. They also have higher levels of insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1), which has been shown to increase the risk of certain cancers.

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Studies have shown that there is high risk for GE salmon to escape into the wild and crossbreed with native fish.  It’s a phenomena known as transgenic contamination, and episodes of this type of cross-pollination have cost U.S. famers billions of dollars.

The politics and perils of eating frankenfish and other “fake foods”

From frankenfish to plant based Impossible Burgers to lab-growm meat, technology has promised us a food revolution for over a decade. Silicon Valley has long been partnering with the old barons of the meat industry to sell “ethically-minded” consumers solutions to sustanability and the climate crisis.

But there’s nothing ethical about mutant, transgenic salmon that grow seven times faster than wild North Atlantic salmon.  And there’s nothing revolutionary about food technology systems that have been spun and greenwashed and remarketed to the American people: it’s the same Big agriculture and corporate profits.

In the food industry, there’s a well-circulated Marxist notion that there’s “no ethical consumption under capitalism.”  But, whether you believe that (or not), shouldn’t companies have a responsibility to society?

Bottom line: business practices should not endanger people or the environment, and the U.S. government shouldn’t enable them.  It’s as unlawful as mutant salmon running amok in our streams.

What can we do as consumers? For starters, we can buy wild salmon and support local fishermen.  As it relates to all food that you eat, always know your source to protect your health.

Sources for this article include:

Organicconsumers.org


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Jeff
Jeff
20 days ago

How do these “Frankenfish” breed with the wild salmon? Are they going to follow the wild salmon all the way up river to where they were born?

MrLiberty
MrLiberty
Reply to  Jeff
19 days ago

If critically-thinking human beings can be led like mindless sheep or lemmings to do, vote for, or support the most insane things, why wouldn’t a salmon simply follow all the other fish up the river?

Eric
Eric
Reply to  Jeff
19 days ago

They may. Salmon know their home stream as its unique chemistry was imprinted when they were hatchlings and then fry.

doris
doris
20 days ago

Great news! Just because we CAN do it, doesn’t mean we SHOULD do it. That goes for most of what we humans have done to Mother Earth.

Shasha
Shasha
20 days ago

Did they use the GMO salmon in pet food? People were avoiding the Salmon in Pet food a long time ago?

Chuck
Chuck
Reply to  Shasha
19 days ago

My cats will not eat any cat food with salmon. They like other fish. Now I wonder if those cans had frankenfish salmon and they didn’t like it?

john
john
20 days ago

Man is a minuscule component of nature and the natural order of everything. Meddling and trying to change nature will go full circle and devour every person on the planet.

Jim Miller
Jim Miller
Reply to  john
19 days ago

Thank you, John. The further we get away from the natural order of things – the sicker we get.

Georgie Song, MS,ND
Georgie Song, MS,ND
20 days ago

Yes, I thought it was “Outrageous” when the FDA approved genetic engineered salmon!!. Although I am vegan, I do buy salmon for my senior cat “Icky” who has cancer for omega 3. But I ALWAYS have disapproved of Genetic Engineering, not just for salmon or animals genetic engineering PERIOD, since it VIOLATION OF NATURE’S LAW !!!!! You do not see a dog & human reproduced a dog/human hybrid !!! although human Pervert may engaged in that type of sexual conduct specifically knowing conception cannot take place. But here comes the genius genetic engineer who can perform MIRACLE that NATURE CANNOT. !!!! Ha, ha….human ingenius greatness in “fuKing” Nature up.

Rose
20 days ago

I wish I knew where to find local fishermen in my area 🙁

Dennis Holt
Dennis Holt
Reply to  Rose
19 days ago

There is a time when foods are OK to eat and there will be a time when tfoods become toxic and the healthy choices become slimmer. All inland fish have been toxic for many years and now the ocean has been used as a dumping ground for many years so I believe that food from the ocean arre now toxic.The bigger the bish, the longer it has been filterring toxins out of the ocean. Grow Organic Vegetables.

Timotheus
20 days ago

I have never heard of frankenfish until I read your post. It’s terrible this is created because of greed.

Than you for creating awareness of this. And hooray that it’s now illegal.

MrLiberty
MrLiberty
Reply to  Timotheus
19 days ago

For now. The criminals keep coming back. That is why they control the election process, promote more power in the hands of government, etc. Government ONLY exists to protect the special interests of those who own and control it….and no shock…that is NOT you or I.

Tom
Tom
19 days ago

Great start, now how about ending Monsanto’s crimes against farmers and the planet!

Dr G Sid
Dr G Sid
19 days ago

So. My question is who else is doing this besides the us? What am I eating when I get Norwegian salmon, for instncem, the major exporter found in European stores…Of course it is abusive that decision to accept this in such a way, that’s not even a question…and of course the effects will be propogating more abuse, that IS the agenda of those who forced this on people, whether they own that or not…When blindness is taken as the way to use our eyes….why be surprised that everyone is getting banged up, in horrible accidents, and hurting each other and themselves at every turn. The people born blind or who learn other ways to see are a different case, not the rule of how to use the instrument of our brins and its instrument of interpretation of how to move in our world that is our eyes…Obviously.

Eric
Eric
19 days ago

Most of the fish feed used in fish farms is treated with ethoxyquin, a Monsanto product. Ethoxyquin prevents oxidation of the feed, and it catching fire. Ethoxyquin is also used in chicken feed in Aust. EQ is an epidermal irritant resulting in dermatitis. It may affect internal epidermis. As it is an ingredient in one or more ingredients of a feed mix it doesn’t show up on an ingredients label. It may be in some dry pet foods.

Epidermis includes all tissues that interact with the outside world. Internal ones are specialized for a particular function.

Dennis Holt
Dennis Holt
19 days ago

Thank you. I agree. First they GMO the food grown on land so they can own the patten. Then they GMO the animals and now the vaccine to change the human genome and they will own that patten. Time is short.

Greg
18 days ago

As a consumer of many varieties of fish, it scares me that one day, salmon and other species could or would be affected by “science”. Leave mother nature alone, she is perfectly capable of taking care of herself, and us.

Louise DeLatour
Louise DeLatour
12 days ago

It seems in Australia & Tasmania we r still enjoying non GM salmon but it’s only a matter of time before “selective” breeding and the commercial benefits from that, come into play in the name of greed i.e. twice as much salmon than non GM stock.

Monsanto name will always take the profits from human manipulation. Let’s not forget that during the Vietnam war Monsanto, under contract from our government, provided what they called their “SAFE ENOUGH TO DRINK” Agent Orange to kill off jungle vegetation. In the process my husband was killed by this indiscriminate spraying of chemicals which of course ended up in the drinking water for the troops.

I find it a sad indictment of human advancement that the cost of our health will inevitably suffer in the name of progress. I will never knowingly purchase anything which has been adulterated in a lab with government approval…..we need to stand together on this one for sure and do not trust that any government will look afta u!

Esther
Esther
11 days ago

When ever man and sientist mess with the envoirnmen like the killer bees we suffer. If we refused to buy then they would not make such things. What about Susie? I have not hear about her in year. We need to grow our own food and maybe eat the herbs of the field and trees to know what we are eating. May vegeteran have it right in giving up meat ti is tanted with man’s introvenction. I like meat and until a few years ago I raise my own and butchered them just to make sure of what I am eating.