Login  |  Search

Say NO to GMO!

Say NO to GMO!
Admin - Wed Sep 01, 2010 @ 04:48PM
Comments: 1

A special message from FRESH and Slow Food Tampa Bay:

FRESH the movieFrankenfish could be on its way to a table near you - and sooner than you think.

AquAdvantage salmon are genetically engineered to produce growth hormones year-round, creating a fish that the company claims grows at twice the normal rate.

Without conducting an Environmental Impact Assessment, the FDA has announced that it will potentially approve AquAdvantage salmon as the first genetically engineered (GE) animal intended for human consumption. They're counting on approving the GE salmon as a 'drug,' making it infinitely easier to pass through. The FDA is not even opening up for comments about its speedy approval of this new food, instead it's holding a short comment period about the LABELING of this salmon.

We cannot let this slip by us. It's time to raise hell. We don't need faster growing salmon. We need to protect our health, environment and precious biodiversity.

Say NO to genetically modified salmon! Click here to voice your opposition:

http://action.freshthemovie.com/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=4050

The health impact of eating genetically modified fish are entirely unknown. Do you want to be the guinea pig?

Even if you personally choose not to risk your health by eating GE salmon, you still have a huge problem. Each year millions of farmed salmon escape from open-water net pens, throwing off entire ecosystems and economies as they dominate already fragile wild salmon habitats. Research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences notes that a release of just 60 GE salmon into a wild population of 60,000 could lead to the extinction of the wild population in less than 40 fish generations.

We will deliver your comments IN PERSON to a meeting that the FDA is having about this issue on September 19th. That's only 3 weeks away! Can you please add your voice and say no to approving genetically engineered salmon?

Tell the FDA NO to genetically modified salmon.  Click here to add your name:

http://action.freshthemovie.com/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=4050

We need to put a stop to mutant salmon and tell the FDA to put it back on the shelf. If enough people speak out, we can show the FDA that the public won't stand for for this.

Thanks for all you do to save our food.

Lisa Madison
Distribution & Outreach Coordinator
FRESH

Comments: 1

Comments

1. Mary Lou Janson  |  my website   |   Sun Sep 19, 2010 @ 07:28AM

Fresh is a great movie that everyone needs to see! Suggest other movies like Fresh that would be good to show locally!

Post a Comment




powered by Doodlekit™ Free Website Creator