November 24, 2013


Any day now, the first genetically modified animal ever to enter our food supply, AquaBounty salmon, could be approved by the Food and Drug Administration. This fish hasn't been proven safe for humans. But the FDA may approve it based on a limited, flawed, and inadequate study — despite the fact that the same study identified elevated allergy-causing potential,1 and elevated levels of the IGF-1 growth hormone, which is linked to colon, prostate and breast cancers. That’s why we’re joining Senator Jeff Merkley in a last-ditch effort to demand the FDA reject approval of GMO salmon. Tell the FDA: Don't approve GMO salmon. Click here to sign automatically. AquaBounty's frankenfish is an Atlantic salmon, spliced with genes from an eel pout and growth hormone from a Chinook salmon. The result is a salmon that produces growth hormone year-round and grows twice as fast. Were GMO salmon to escape its farms into the wild, the fish would pose a serious risk to wild salmon populations. The GMO salmon consume five times more food than wild salmon, and are more aggressive. Introducing these traits into the wild population would be serious – and irreversible.2 Separate from any risks, the GMO salmon are less healthy to eat – producing less of the beneficial omega-3 fatty acids than non-GMO salmon – and a less efficient food source – requiring 1.5 to 8 kilograms of wild fish to produce one kilogram of farmed salmon. Worse still, without GMO labeling, these frankenfish would be totally unlabeled in stores, and indistinguishable from other farmed salmon, so consumers will have no way of making an informed choice. Tell the FDA: Don't approve GMO salmon. Click the link below to sign automatically: SIGN: CREDOACTION