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Genetically Modified Animals - Humans
(Genetically Modified Organisms)

"The control of nature is a phrase conceived in arrogance, born of the Neanderthal age of biology and the convenience of man."
Rachel Carson, author of the book " Silent Spring"

Genetically Engineered Salmon

If approved, GE salmon would be the first "transgenic" animal allowed into our food supply. It's also unlikely that it would have to be labeled, so you might not even know you're eating it.

Take Action Ask the FDA to Ban Genetically Engineered Salmon

If the Food and Drug Administration approves AquaAdvantage salmon, it could be the first genetically modified animal product you eat. According to Aquabounty Technologies, the Massachusetts based company behind the transgenic salmon - the fish can grow to market size twice as fast as regular salmon. Industry experts say this will give consumers a healthy source of protein while reducing pressure on ocean salmon, whose stocks are already dwindling. The lack of conclusive evidence that the salmon is safe is not the only troubling thing about AquaAdvantage. While Aquabounty claims the fish would be grown only inland and only sterile females will be sold, limiting any ability to reproduce, environmentalists fear that there are no guarantees and that if transgenic fish escape they would undermine the population of the already vulnerable wild salmon. Environmentalists also fear that the FDA's approval of transgenic salmon would lead to other genetically modified animals produced for human consumption. (Trout, Tiplapia, Cows, Goats, & Chickens are on Aquabounty Technologies list!)

From - Frankenfish can promote disease
The FDA is reviewing data submitted by AquaBounty, the company that spliced a growth hormone gene into Atlantic salmon, forcing it to grow up to five times faster, and reach market size in about 18 months instead of 3 years. But according to the evidence, their buff salmon might have higher levels of a cancer promoting hormone IGF-1, more antibiotics, and more of a potentially life-threatening allergen(s).
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From - Food engineering gone bad
One way would be to conduct safety testing before pursuing full-scale production. But that isn't being done. To my knowledge, there are no rigorous environmental or human health safety tests being conducted on GM salmon whatsoever.

So, in effect, we are the experiment. The FDA, if it approves GM salmon, will be launching a brand new game called "let's play genetic roulette with the whole world and see what happens." Read the full article at:

GMO Pig Development Gets $500,000 from USDA
December 30th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger

With the near-certain approval by the FDA for AquaBounty's genetically modified salmon, which would be the first GMO animal allowed in the U.S. food supply, the USDA has announced a $500,000 grant for research on developing genetically modifying pig genomes, reports Sustainable Food News.

Genetically Modified Cows Created to Produce "Human Breast Milk"
by Anthony Gucciardi Updated 11/02/2012

It appears genetically modified babies, lab monkeys, genetically modified mosquitoes, and even human-hybrids are not enough for some geneticists who continue to modify the very genetic coding of nature more and more each day. In the latest creation unleashed by scientists, human genes have successfully been inserted into genetically modified cows that now allow them to produce "human" milk - milk that has the very same properties as human breast milk. Read more:

Mutant MosquitoesJuly 16, 2012 Today News Gazette - Florida Mutant Mosquitoes, Florida residents are voicing their opposition to the release of genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes by a British pest control company. "We need more data. If something goes wrong the consequences could be catastrophic not only for humans but also the whole ecosystem, and I don't want my family being used as laboratory rats for this," de Mier told the Guardian.
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