Join Us to Stop GE Salmon!
Ask supermarket and food company CEOs to help us stop GE salmon!
The FDA is trying to fast track the approval of dangerous genetically engineered (GE) salmon. Since the FDA has a history of catering to business interests over food safety, let’s invite the food industry to throw its weight on this urgent issue. Sign the petition below to create a consumer/business partnership to protect our health and the environment.
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With the GE salmon issue accelerating public concern about GMOs, now is the time to become a non-GMO consumer champion.
Although the FDA is ignoring the desires of 91% of us Americans who don’t want genetically engineered (GE) animals, please don’t do the same. Instead, join us by telling the FDA, the US Congress, and the Obama Administration not to approve GE salmon.
We know from even the poor quality studies submitted to the FDA that GE salmon varieties may have more allergens, require more antibiotics, and contain elevated levels of the cancer-promoting hormone IGF-1. And accidental release of these Frankenfish may endanger the existence of wild salmon.
Opposing GE fish also makes good business sense. “GMO-Free” has been one of the fastest growing Health & Wellness claims for the past two years (Nielsen). Supermarket News predicted that 2010 would see an unprecedented upsurge in consumer concern about genetically modified organisms (GMOs), hinting that they might join the ranks of transfats, carbs, and other food industry “culprits.”
The medical community has started to mobilize. In 2009, for example, the American Academy of Environmental Medicine called on all physicians to prescribe non-GMO diets to all patients, citing a long list of related disorders. The American Public Health Association, American Nurses Association, and others condemned the use of genetically engineered bovine growth hormone (specifically denouncing the risks of increased IGF-1—the same hormone that’s likely increased in GE Salmon.)
Since GMOs offer no consumer benefits, even a small percentage of shoppers avoiding GM brands could create a tipping point. Already, consumer rejection pushed GMOs out of Europe and is forcing GE bovine growth hormone out of the US.
Please publicly announce that if GE salmon is approved, you will not carry it and that you will label your salmon as “non-GMO.”