The FDA is now “weighing the approval” of genetically modified salmon. You know what that means, don’t you? It means that they will approve the consumption of a genetically altered (called transgenic) Atlantic salmon product engineered to grow twice as fast and large as normal.
The product, called AquaAdvantage salmon, and developed by AquaBounty Technologies, a biotechnology company, uses a growth hormone gene from the Chinook. A gene from the ocean pout fish causes growing to be a continuous, year-round process, rather than seasonal.
It all sounds innocent, right? It sounds like a good idea. What could possibly go wrong there? Perhaps the danger lies in doing nothing new to correct what is already wrong.
Wild Atlantic salmon were placed on the list of endangered species by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2000. Between 1979 and 1990, the annual catch of Atlantic salmon fell from 4 million, to 700,000.1
I can see how, and even why some action might be taken, given salmon’s popularity, and the apparent lack of downside consequences. However, with all due respect to its developers, introducing this Frankenfish, as some critics have called it, creates many more problems than it will solve.
Most of the debate is over whether the packaging will carry the a label identifying it as genetically modified. The company is against it, as they believe that a significant enough segment of the population will believe that the fish is scientifically different, which developers say isn’t so.
At this point, it is apparent that self interest is speaking, which sometimes has no relation to public interest. We have no experience with GM animal products. It would be insanity to simply introduce them into the public sector without a clear means of identification and tracking. There are people, myself among them, who won’t be eating GM salmon, but some will.
The mechanisms that AquaBounty Technologies employs to change Atlantic salmon’s natural seasonal growth cycles to an unnatural, year-round one, are another issue. The general public is unaware that synthetic additives placed in the food chain, as part of its processing, eventually end up in humans, and eventually affect physiological function, or dysfunction.
The FDA doesn’t even appear to understand this simple point that’s demonstrable to anyone willing to see. How else would they recommend that fish and oysters from the Corexit treated Gulf of Mexico is now safe to eat?
It is as though they need to see clear, undeniable damage (of products that they have approved) before they claim otherwise. Yet, they’re preparing not only to approve it, but are seriously considering whether to approve giving the public no way to make an informed decision, outside of refusing to buy Atlantic salmon altogether.
I suspect that there is, and will be a discernible difference in transgenic products than in their natural counterparts. It will not show up using conventional diagnostic methods. However, it will be clearly evident in their energy, via data gathered through electrophotonic capturing (EPC) technology.
All matter is energy, but not all energy is matter. Energy fields affect, influence, and define how matter organizes, and functions within them. All of this happens on levels that are normally not visible to the individual, and are therefore easy to dismiss. They operate in the realm of thought, which is also energetic in nature.
IF we do not realize our connection to ALL life, including each other, Mother Nature, plus the Earth and its creatures; if we do not realize our INTERDEPENDENCY on and with ALL, then this “missing link” will influence the quality, function, and effectiveness of our resulting thoughts and energies, and hence, our creations and experiences.
Faulty thinking will result in faulty functioning. That is our reality now in matters of heath care and disease abatement. We presently address internal imbalances within the human body by introducing new additives that further destabilize it, causing further cellular stress and greater dysfunction. That is current faulty thinking. We have the expense and needless loss of life to prove it.
No one is considering what wild salmon do while in the wild or the intrinsic contribution that they make to smooth functioning of the environment. No one is thinking about what their decimation and population decline means to the ocean’s health, and ability to sustain life and health, including that of humanity.
No one is thinking about the energy that wild salmon gain during their journey in the sea, or the energy that they receive in the early stages of life when nurtured in ponds created through the auspices of beaver dams.
No one seems to understand how vital these factors are, not only to the creatures, but to us. They have not seen that the decline in the quality of human health is directly related to the increase in synthetic dependency, of which transgenic technologies are a recent incarnation.
AquaAdvantage salmon are raised on farms, in artificial environments, and are considered potential threats to native species, such as Pacific salmon. They are supposed to be sterile. No one is thinking about what effect this might have on human fertility.
Since they are considered a potential threat to natural species, elaborate steps to isolate them have been followed, in an effort to reassure us. Yet, they are being prepared for our consumption.
What makes the FDA think that these fish will not pose a threat, in some way, to the proper functioning of human physiology? It’s a question most likely that has not been asked.
You might ask, what could possibly happen, since, on a molecular level, there is no difference between Frankenfish and wild salmon?
The genetic “instruction set” that overrides the natural growth cycling traits of the Atlantic salmon are certainly one point of concern. What happens if these strands, their energy field and associated information contained therein, are picked up within a consumer, resulting in the alteration of growth control mechanisms within the human body?
While hybridization is nothing new in animal science, there are too many conceivable consequences that can be pointed to in this new area of transgenics, unlikely as many might want them to be, to warrant allowing any product like this to simply, quietly, be introduced to the public, in essence, in a brown paper bag.