Genetically Engineered Fish A Thtreat To The Environment

“Just because science can, doesn’t mean it should.”

Ann Novek( Luure)--With the Sky as the Ceiling and the Heart Outdoors

The Examiner 2013-04-06: Would you know a GE fish if you caught one, would you eat it? Genetically engineered salmon have been introduced into the American waters that produce growth hormone year-round not for just a part of the year like normal salmon do. The problem with a genetically engineered “mutant” fish made with genetically engineered cells is that it is not natural for a fish to produce this hormone all year long. This hormone drives cell proliferation, and the opportunity for the accumulation of genetic errors in the name of-namely breast, endometrium, ovary, prostate, testis, thyroid and osteosarcoma. If you have a… more »


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The High Cost of Cheap Meat


Nothing changes — whatever familiar measures are announced after every food scandal, once the politicians, manufacturers and retailers have made their claims and counterclaims, and after we’ve gone through the ritual demands for transparency, traceability and labelling. What we really need to do is widen our focus from the contents of “beef” lasagne to the intersecting routes of the current global agricultural system.

It has been developed with the single goal of large-scale production for export, with centres of specialisation to maximise profits. In emerging countries, greater wealth has led to an increase in demand for meat, and therefore a need for agricultural land to feed livestock. In China, meat consumption per person has increased 55% in 10 years (1). To feed its battery hens, China has to import soya grown in Latin America; to grow food for human and animal consumption, it has started to grab land in Africa. Raw ingredients…

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