Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Genetically Modified Salmon To Get FDA Approval?

"FDA nears approval as food of genetically altered salmon."

"FDA scientists gave a boost last week to the Massachusetts company that wants federal approval to market a genetically engineered salmon, declaring that the altered salmon is safe to eat and does not pose a threat to the environment....

"'Critical information about the whole process has been kept from the public and organizations that focus on these issues,' said Wenonah Hauter, executive director of Food and Water Watch, part of a coalition of 31 organizations and restaurant chefs that is demanding that the FDA deny approval of the altered fish. 'There's a transparency problem.'

"Siobhan DeLancey, an FDA spokeswoman, said the agency is following rules. 'We do have obligations under the regulations to protect company confidential information,' she said.
The "does not pose a threat to the environment" is clearly balogna, I think.  How have they tested that?  Oh, sorry, they won't test us.

We should just trust them.  Right.