Salmon Frankenfish coming to a factory, restaraunt, grill and dinner table near you!!
We’re all gonna die! in 5,4,3,2….
WTH is this world coming to!!! ARRRRGH!
So I was reading an article in one of my Women’s Mags today and it was about Genetically modified foods. It focused on a company outside of Boston (AquaBounty Technologies ) that Is currently getting FDA approval for genetically modified salmon – the name of the article was called FRANKENFISH (lol). The whole purpose is to increase the production and growth of salmon 2 -3 times the normal rate. Their reasoning behind doing so is to supposedly deal with the food supply shortage worldwide. Those opposing GM salmon say that unlike drugs which are regulated by the FDA individuals have a choice in whether or not the risks outweigh the benefits of taking a particular drug. People are given the known side effects. With GM foods such as salmon, there is no way possible for anyone to know when or if they are eating it. There will not be any labels or anything to inform the consumer that they are eating GM salmon. Of course this leads to the question, that if for some reason GM salmon is causing problems in a persons body, there is no way to cross reference any side effects of eating GM foods.
Foods like corn which is already GM are often mixed in with regular corn, so there is no telling when you are consuming this as well. Also the concern is when you increase the natural growth process of fish, it can lead to infections and diseases within the fish itself. The article also pointed out that the FDA has just approved a GM sugar beet to be used in sugar *sigh*.
Fish of course isn’t the only issue we have to worry with. Last month I received an e-mail from an natural activist organization in California (don’t even know how I got on their list but ok) , requesting that I sign a petition to Gov. Jerry Brown after a number of farms throughout California have had approval to use a very dangerous and highly toxic chemical pesticide on strawberries – methyl iodide. One in which scientists who viewed the pesticide says any amount be it small or large is not safe and should never be consumed. Still, it was approved and the only way to stop it is if Gov. says “no”. *double sigh*
I mean at what point does anyone realize we are killing ourselves through the food supply? Is there *really* a need for all these quick grow food programs? Are we really in that much short supply of food that we can no longer eat foods without all of the pesticides and Genetic modifications in labs? Is America the only nation thus far doing this? Will I need to move to Sweden where there are a boat load of hot ass men (do they GM foods and use pesticides there BTW?). And where can anyone who wants to be relatively healthy go and get fresh fruit, veggies and fish without worrying about them being GM or having such high toxic pesticides to grow them? I know you can buy organic, but I am wondering now how much of organic foods are *really* organic?
As someone who is trying to take a healthier approach to eating and also as one who LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVES salmon and Strawberries (its a conspiracy against me. i just know it is) tries to eat as much of it as possible – I m scared shitless! I mean, I just don’t see anything good coming out of eating foods created in a factory. But what can we do as consumers besides grow our own foods and veggies? If you live in an apt. complex – that’s out. *triple sigh* And what about protein? If one has decided to do away with beef and chicken, and NOW with all the farm raised fish with possible hormones, wth can we eat? Will we have no other choice but to go vegetarian? Am I rightfully paranoid?