True News- Genetically modified salmon has recently been approved by the FDA. What’s even more shocking is the fact that this food will not be forced to be labeled. As if we as people have no right to know what we are putting in our body. We have no true evidence that shows eating this genetically modified fish won’t have any harmful long term effects. This entire idea is so unnatural, shocking, and risky. This is the first fish food to be approved for consumption. Something far more scary is the potential trend it may set towards other foods. Many of our crops have already been genetically modified, again, this process is so unnatural, and it deals with chemicals. Chemicals that can weaken our immune systems. Monsanto is one of the bigger companies involved with this.
You may wonder what is so bad about eating this fish. The fish is double the size of it’s normal growth capacity, with the injection of another animals genetics, completely altering the growth process. If salmon were meant to grow at such a pace, then it would. The fact that altering the genes of these foods makes them bigger or withstand the normal time of rotting is irrelevant. Yes, profitable but is our health ever been thrown into the equation? 3/4 of all processed foods are genetically modified. Although salmon is the first fish, crops like corn, soybean, cotton, and many more are used in a variety of ways. The purpose is to create an advantage that otherwise would be impossible by nature. Like injecting chemicals in crops that would kill bugs when they eat it. That would be considered and advantage since it would save more crops, but if the modifications kill bugs, what do we think this will do to our own immune systems? They are creating foods that don’t rot. The perfect apple that doesn’t go brown. I don’t want to consume anything that doesn’t eventually naturally rot. There are some chemicals involved that can’t be good for the body.
Beyond the practice of genetically modifying food is the potential permanent impact on the natural foods to begin with. Natural crops can be ruined by the spread of genetically modified foods from pollen. Which can permanently destroy the original crops. There even is much concern with the modified fish mixing with the natural salmon, causing a permanent fish that involves unnatural genes. This is a 15 billion dollar industry, it isn’t about health, it is about profit. World hunger isn’t because of the lack of natural foods, it is the lack of empathy for those without it. Altering foods doesn’t change world hunger, we can easily feed everyone on this earth in a efficient, healthy way if we REALLY wanted to. Profit is what stops us from ever considering a more ethical approach to the way we treat each other and the world itself.
We all must take a stand for this type of behavior. Being passive towards this is insane. We are slowly being killed from scientists. We believe everything that is discovered by the means of their principles is by definition the right way. Without much known about health risks, what makes this process respectable or even credible? Check out the videos below for more info on the battle with GMO’s.