Contoversy over Genetically Modified Salmon

I have an important topic for you to read about today if you care about your health and that of your family...

You might have already heard in the news about the controversy over the possible introduction into our food supply of genetically modified salmon (which, if approved by the FDA, would be the first genetically modified animal product in history to be approved for sale to consumers)

This is scary for many reasons...and I'll give you a few of my opinions below... but first, here's an article from my friend and dietician, Jayson Hunter, about this topic:

Genetically Modified Salmon without labeling could be marketed to you soon

Regardless of your stance on any possible benefits of genetically modified crops, it's hard to ignore the fact that the entire population is basically involved in a giant guinea pig study of the safety of GM foods... after all, there are animal studies that show that 2nd generation offspring following high consumption of GM foods end up sterile and with other serious health conditions.

However, humans haven't been involved in consuming GM foods long enough yet to see what detrimental effects we might see in our 2nd generation offspring... that's because GM foods didn't go to market for human consumption until the early 1990's.

So if you think about it, even if some short term study shows that consuming GM foods does not cause any immediate diseases or harm, there is absolutely ZERO proof that GM foods won't harm our kids or our grandkids, similar to what has been found in animal studies showing 2nd generation sterility and other health conditions.

I know this is a controversial topic, and I honestly feel that if someone willingly wants to eat GM foods (or the potential GM salmon that might be coming to market) then by all means, go for it.

However, what I DON'T agree with is that GM foods aren't required to be labeled in the US, which means most consumers don't have the choice to avoid these "franken foods" if they want to, since they aren't labeled.

My 2 easiest tips to avoid GM foods:

1. You should know that anything labeled 100% organic is not allowed to contain GM foods.

2. The biggest GM food offenders to avoid at all costs are soy products, corn products, canola and cottonseed oils. Organic is a small step better for these 4 foods, but I still try to avoid them fully. As you know, I already strongly recommend avoiding corn and soy, as well as unhealthy canola oil as much as possible.

And let's fight to make sure that this new genetically modified salmon does NOT get approval!

Mike Geary
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer
Author - The Truth about Six Pack Abs

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