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Old 11-10-2010, 01:35 PM
Location: Homer Alaska
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I just received an action alert from Food Democracy Now (.org)
It reads in part: Officials at the FDA were recently caught red-handed intentionally hiding a damning report from the public that provided conclusive evidence that genetically modified (GMO)salmon pose a serious threat to endangered Atlantic salmon if accidentally released into the wild.

These FDA officials knowingly witheld a vital 2003 report from two federal agencies that make it "illegal in the U.S." to grow GMO salmon in "open-water net pens", according to a press release for the Center for Food Safety.
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 US government have engaged in since GMO foods first appeared in the 1990s.

I thought that since there has been so much discussion on CD about the GMO salmon fisheries industry as it relates to ALASKA, that this would be of interest to you. The report is rather lengthy and my typing isn't up to it. The point is that the FDA is going to be voting on this in TWO days. There is some good citations on opinions from the US Fish and Wildlife Service and from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration regarding the GMO Salmon debate.
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Old 11-10-2010, 01:47 PM
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There aren't many Atlantic salmon left in the wild.

If they are "accidently" released into the wild, they pose a threat to all wild salmon...though it's my understanding that the frankenfish are to be raised inland, where the danger of that occuring accidently is pretty much next to nothing.

Nonetheless...I'm seriously wondering what the frankenfish developers and possible future farmers think they're market is going to be...I suspect the 2nd and 3rd world.

This novel made Amazon's worst book list...I haven't read it myself; maybe I'll pick one up for when I'm waiting in the welfare line:

Amazon.com: White Death (The Numa Files) (9780425195451): Clive Cussler, Paul Kemprecos: Books: Reviews, Prices & more

An albino genius madman is intent on destroying the world's fish stocks by releasing killer mutant salmon into the wild.
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Old 11-10-2010, 01:48 PM
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Oh, and...

DO NOT USE -- Tell the FDA: Stop the mutant salmon
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Old 11-10-2010, 04:56 PM
Location: Boonies of N. Alabama
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I don't trust the FDA one iota. Never have, never will.
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