Is your salmon going to come with a side of growth hormones?
The federal Food and Drug Administration is on track to approve AquaBounty AquaAdvantave transgentic salmon – the first genetically engineered animal intended as food for humans. This new hybrid salmon will combine DNA from Atlantic salmon, Chinook salmon and the eel-like ocean pout. There’s no proof that eating these genetically engineered salmon is safe. What we do know is the fish will produce enough growth hormones year-round to grow at twice their natural rate.
So which salmon will you be buying in the supermarket – salmon from nature or from a lab? You won’t know!
EWG is fighting for your right to know what you are eating and feeding your family, but we need your help. The FDA is accepting public comments. We need you to take action today and demand that the FDA fully review and label genetically engineered salmon…
Sign the Petition if you want the FDA to label genetically engineered salmon.
Source: Environmental Working Group