Genetically Modified Salmon on Your Plate?

A new frankenfish is coming to a restaurant near you…
The AquAdvantage salmon, a cross on the traditional Atlantic salmon, was created using a genetic cocktail of genomes taken from other fish – a gene from the ocean pout that prevents freezing and a growth gene from the Chinook salmon for faster growing speeds than regular Atlantic salmon. Engineered by Massachusetts-based AquaBounty, the fish are claimed to be safe for people to eat by the company – and now, by the FDA.

Source: Washington Post

We have been told countless times that altered food is better for us.  Let’s take a look at the history of a few of man’s processed food blunders:
  • Hydrogenated fats (trans fat)
  • Saccharin (Sweet n low)
  • Aspartame (Nutrasweet)
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)
  • Genetically modified wheat

I all of the cases above, time and human guinea pigs have proven that these artificial man made items have extremely detrimental effects on human health.  Trans fats are known to cause and increased risk for heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, and obesity.  Before science revealed these facts, people were told to replace healthy animal fats, cooking oils, and butter with these highly processed oils.

Saccharin and aspartame are artificial sweeteners.  We were told that using these sugar substitutes would lead to weight loss and reduced risk of diabetes.  Now we know that these chemicals can cause cancer, contribute to nerve damage, cause migraine headaches, and more.

High fructose corn syrup was touted as a safe natural sweetener.  Many products use this instead of sugar.  The truth is, HFCS contributes to diabetes, obesity, liver damage, hypertriglyceridemia, cancer, headaches, and more.

Genetically modified wheat is responsible for the increasing prevalence of gluten sensitivity.

Contact your local senator and representative today.  Let them know to stop the madness.  Let’s bring good nutrition back to America.

You can find healthy non genetically modified, mercury free salmon here…

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