FDA secretly legalizes GM salmon during holidays while nobody was watching

by J. D. Heyes, Natural News  |  published on December 31, 2012

FDA GM Fish

Once the bastion of purity, seafood has now entered the realm of “manufactured” sustenance, thanks to a couple of U.S. government bureaucracies.

The Food and Drug Administration has granted permission to a firm that will allow it to produce GM salmon, a decision that has been called a genetically modified food “breakthrough” by breathless journalists who obviously don’t understand the gravity of what has just occurred.

According to Britain’s Independent newspaper, the FDA’s decision means the salmon – which reportedly grow twice as fast as ordinary fish – “could become the first genetically-modified animal in the world to be declared officially safe to eat.”

In reaching its decision FDA officials said they couldn’t find any valid scientific reasons to ban production of GM Atlantic salmon, which are engineered using extra genes from two other species of fish – the Pacific Chinook salmon and an eel-like species called the ocean pout.

A ‘perfect storm’ of deceit regarding GM foods

The agency’s decision clears the last legal hurdle that stood in the way of GM fish production; reports said the FDA’s decision is liable to put renewed pressure on producers of salmon in Britain and throughout Europe to follow its lead.

As in the past, government scientists – inside the U.S., the United Kingdom and elsewhere – have bought off on the notion of genetically modified foods as a way of increasing the world’s food supply in general; consumers, however, have always taken a much more cautious approach (as they should).

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