Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Would you eat Frankenfish (GMO Salmon) Made by ABTX.L?

Although the GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) salmon created by Aqua Bounty Technologies Inc (ABTX.L) which trades on the London Stock Exchange seems like it is more scrumptuous in the following RT News clip when compared to the regular salmon it is placed next to, I do not think I would want to trust my health to genetically modified organisms or the FDA:

On Friday September 3, 2010 Reuters news agency reported that the GMO salmon has been given the thumbs up by the FDA. [1]  The ABTX.L stock not coincidentally proceeded to double the Monday thereafter.  Personally I do not trust the FDA to be unbiased.  The food safety czar after all is former Monsanto lawyer and lobbyist Michael Taylor.  As you may well know, Monsanto is a company known for its GMO crops and bad environmental track record.  Current food is NOT required to even be labeled to show that it contains genetically modified organisms ore require any special testing due to Monsanto's historical undue influence over the FDA. [2]
1.  UPDATE 3-US FDA staff: Biotech salmon safe for eating Lisa Richwine, Reuters
2. You're Appointing Who? Please Obama, Say It's Not So! Jeffrey Smith, Huffington Post