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Canada approves sale of genetically modified salmon
by Ashifa Kassam in Toronto
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19 May 2017
On 19 May 2017 The Guardian reported:
Health authorities in Canada have approved a fast-growing, genetically altered salmon as safe for consumption, paving the way for it to become the first genetically modified animal to be allowed on Canadian dinner plates. Canadian officials said the GM salmon would not require any special labelling, as no health and safety concerns were identified during testing.
Global Good News service views this news as the failure of modern health and science systems.
Such 'flops' highlight the need for more intelligent, evolutionary, Natural Law based, life-supporting systems.
The approval process in Canada has been dogged by concerns raised by environmentalists and consumer groups over the safety of the fish, dubbed 'Frankenfish' by its critics, and questions over the risks it could pose to wild salmon populations.
'Canadians could now be faced with the world's first GM food animal, approved with no public consultation and no labelling,' said Lucy Sharratt of the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network.
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The Daily Record (UK) Thousands of salmon escape sea farm in one of biggest breaches in industry history By Keith McLeod, 10 April 2017
Undark Magazine Into the Wild: When Farmed Salmon Interbreed With Their Wild Cousins BY Aleszu Bajak, 12 August 2016
Genetic material from escaped farmed salmon is showing up in wild salmon, reducing the reproductive health of native populations.
As if contending with disease outbreaks, algal blooms, and even volcanoes weren't enough . . . Escaped salmon from fish farms in Norway are apparently spreading genetic material into wild Atlantic salmon populations and compromising their reproductive health, according to a new study. ... Escapees also bring with them disease. Though more of a problem under the tight growing conditions of farmed salmon pens, pathogens like sea lice have been shown to infect wild salmon populations in Scotland, Canada, and Norway, while salmon viruses have been found in escaped salmon in Norway. ...
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