Tell the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to put a label on all genetically engineered salmon. Without the label consumers won’t know whether or not they’re eating genetically modified salmon.
The devil is in the details: In genetically engineered food, the DNA from one organism is placed into another and interferes with the structure and/or function of the animal. The salmon would get a growth gene from the Pacific chinook salmon and genetic material from the ocean pout, an eel-like fish, that would allow the salmon to grow in the summer and winter speeding up the natural growth process.
I don’t want a little eel with my salmon thanks very much. And, I don’t need my fish to grow to full size overnight. What I eat should be my choice and my choice alone. Without a warning label choice is taken away.
There’s an informative video produced by CNN: Eat Genetically-Altered Food?
Let’s be smart. Insist genetically engineered salmon require a warning label. Sign the petition ‘Tell the FDA: Put a Label on Genetically Engineered Salmon.’