#GMO salmon designed to be sterile, to grow abnormally, to be impaired to swim: risks to your health and environment!


Transgenic salmon: producing triploid, all-female salmon that will be sterile. “Developed by the Massachusetts company, AquAdvantage Salmon allow Atlantic salmon to grow to market size of about 8 pounds in just 18 months, compared to the standard 36 months”. #GMO salmon has genes taken from http://www.seafoodsource.com/newsarticledetail.aspx?id=15870

“Under simulated models, both prococial parr and anadromous genetically modified male salmon lack reproductive success and have a reduced number of offspring survivals. Additionally, they lack in swimming capabilities as compared to wild-type salmon”…. “Using in vitro analysis, genetically modified salmon’s ejaculate was much less concentrated, had a lower sperm count, and decreased sperm velocity, which can decrease the genetically modified salmon’s fertilization success”   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AquAdvantage_salmon#cite_ref-Wei_9-0

“From The 31 organizations opposed to the approval of the genetically engineered salmon eggs say farmed salmon are a threat to native populations”. http://abcnews.go.com/WN/genetically-modified-salmon-fda-review/story?id=11675749

“We don’t know whether they really are safe,” said Jaydee Hanson, a policy analyst at the Center for Food Safety, a non-profit organization with offices in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco. The organization also said transgenic fish are also more susceptible to disease. http://abcnews.go.com/WN/genetically-modified-salmon-fda-review/story?id=11675749

“The American Academy of Environmental Medicine said that all genetically engineered foods pose substantial health risks, including accelerated aging, infertility and immune system dysfunction.”  The 31 organizations opposed to the approval of the genetically engineered salmon eggs say farmed salmon are a threat to native populations.” http://abcnews.go.com/WN/genetically-modified-salmon-fda-review/story?id=11675749

“Each year millions of farmed salmon escape from open-water net pens, outcompeting wild populations for resources and straining ecosystems,” they said in a statement. “We believe any approval of GE salmon would represent a serious threat to the survival of native salmon populations.” http://abcnews.go.com/WN/genetically-modified-salmon-fda-review/story?id=11675749

“The FDA will also consider whether to include any special labels on the alert salmon to alert consumers of its modifications.” http://abcnews.go.com/WN/genetically-modified-salmon-fda-review/story?id=11675749

 

 

 

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