2013-11-22

AquaBounty salmon #gmo #fishoil

news.pol/healthcare/gmo#AquaBounty salmon:
. the new gmo fish has an elevated potential
to be allergy-causing, [ consumersunion.org ]
and elevated levels of the IGF-1 growth hormone,
which is linked to colon, prostate and breast cancers;
but how much of that risk
would be in the fish's oil?

"Jordan Krueger, CREDO Action" credoaction.com
date:Fri, Nov 22, 2013 at 7:23 AM
subject: Tell the FDA: No GMO salmon
[ sign this auto-petition ...]
AquaBounty's frankenfish is an Atlantic salmon,
spliced with genes from an eel pout
and growth hormone from a Chinook salmon.
for 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.
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
[ how much less? ]
– and a less efficient food source –
requiring 1.5 to 8 kilograms of wild fish
to produce one kilogram of farmed salmon.