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|10/4/2016 - An ICP-MS analysis of Plato brand dog treats in my laboratory, CWC Labs, found alarmingly high levels of toxic mercury in salmon flavored products.
For the analysis, we tested 31 salmon and fish products sold as pet food or pet treats by the online retailer Amazon.com. No mercury was found in 29...|
|7/15/2016 - In light of the Senate's recently passed GMO fake-labeling bill, giving food manufacturers voluntary responsibility to label their products' GMOs, Alaskans received an additional blunder.
Republican Senator, Lisa Murkoswki, took to the Senate floor on July 7 to discuss her concerns with the Senate's...|
|6/3/2016 - When genetically modified salmon became the very first GMO animal to get the go-ahead from the FDA for sale in the U.S., the reception was generally chilly, with a majority of consumers unwilling to take a chance eating something that has absolutely no established safety record.
Now Canada is getting...|
|6/2/2016 - The Canadian government has made the controversial and alarming decision to approve its first genetically modified food animal for sale in Canada. Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency made the announcement at a conference in Ottawa, explaining that AquaBounty's genetically modified...|
|5/28/2016 - An algal bloom that carries a potent neurotoxin is spreading hundreds of miles along Patagonia's coast, and the Chilean salmon farming industry is being blamed for what is quickly becoming Chile's worst environmental crisis in modern times.
The algal bloom has been rendering seafood toxic, and depriving...|
|4/30/2016 - The FDA is currently being sued by a coalition group made up of environmental, consumer and commercial organizations for approving the farming of genetically engineered (GE) salmon, according to The Hill. The coalition is being represented by a legal counsel from the Center for Food Safety and Earth...|
|3/16/2016 - U.S. biotechnology company AquaBounty has been ordered to pay nearly the maximum possible fine for multiple violations of environmental law in its experimental genetically modified (GM) salmon-growing operation in Panama.
In response, the advocacy organizations Food & Water Europe, Food & Water Watch,...|
|3/9/2016 - Mankind has irrevocably altered the natural ecosystem. We've polluted the oceans, the atmosphere and the soil, we've cut down rainforests and sought to conquer even the most inhospitable of places on Earth. When it seemed that it couldn't get any worse, Murphy's Law showed us otherwise. We started playing...|
|3/2/2016 - We're all familiar with horror stories about juveniles on drugs, but normally it's humans that are involved, not fish. This case, however, involves juvenile chinook salmon who never had the chance to "Just Say No."
Disturbing new research has indicated that young salmon found in Puget Sound tested...|
|2/12/2016 - It seems like every day health officials are saying something new about what we should and shouldn't be eating. Fish is commonly quoted as being among the healthiest foods on the planet, and it is packed full of important nutrients, including protein, vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids – all of...|
|11/30/2015 - If that glistening salmon filet in the cold case at the grocery store looks bigger and more ... engineered than normal in 2016, it could be the laboratory version of real salmon grown under AquaBounty Technologies' patented "AquAdvantage" label (which, ironically, won't actually be labeled for consumers),...|
|11/25/2015 - Federal regulators recently made the unprecedented decision to unleash the world's first genetically-modified (GM) animal life form – a transgenic salmon species that its manufacturer claims grows artificially large, and much more quickly, than natural salmon. And this mutated "Frankenfish," known...|
|11/20/2015 - Just as we predicted, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has brazenly betrayed the public's trust by approving the world's first genetically modified (GM) animal in direct defiance of science – a transgenic salmon branded "AquAdvantage" that has never been proven safe for human consumption...|
|11/18/2015 - The biggest seller of organic foods has decided to greatly reduce the number of antibiotic-treated salmon it purchases from Chile, a move that's expected to a deliver a huge financial blow to the aquaculture industry.
Costco recently announced that they will no longer be buying the majority of its...|
|8/12/2015 - A rider attached to a federal funding bill for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would make it mandatory for sellers of genetically-modified (GMO) salmon to label the product as such in the interest of transparency and consumer confidence.
|6/6/2015 - Canadian government documents recently obtained as part of a lawsuit meant to block the production of genetically modified (GM) salmon show that, contrary to claims made by producer AquaBounty Technologies, the GM salmon actually grow more slowly and are more prone to disease than non-GM farmed salmon.
|4/22/2015 - While popular food markets such as Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Kroger and Safeway have made it clear that they do not intend to sell genetically engineered fish, Costco remains silent on the matter. Their hesitation in declaring a voice when it comes to GM salmon has worried many who want to consume...|
|11/13/2014 - At the end of September, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a ban on commercial production of genetically modified (GM) salmon anywhere in the state, in a move hailed by the Center for Food Safety (CFS) as an important step in the right direction -- but one that leaves a dangerous loophole.
|5/28/2014 - The commercialization of genetically modified (GM) salmon could push wild salmon species over the brink of extinction, warns marine ecologist Gerry Goeden in an article published on Independent Science News.
Goeden is a research fellow and advisor to the National University of Malaysia and marine...|
|2/21/2014 - At the Oregon Hatchery Research Center, a team of scientists set out to learn how Chinook salmon migrate and how they return home from the vast depths of the ocean. It's fascinating how salmon navigate thousands of miles of open sea and ultimately return to their river of origin.
Magnetic field experiments...|
|2/1/2014 - The company responsible for developing genetically modified (GM) salmon that grows at twice the normal pace is the subject of a new lawsuit in Canada. CBC.ca reports that the Halifax-based Ecology Action Centre (EAC) and the British Columbia-based Living Oceans Society (LOS) are jointly taking Environment...|
|6/16/2013 - How soon will the Franken-fish "escape" or be purposely (but secretly of course) released into the oceans of the world? How soon will this eel-like salmon, over-loaded with hormones and DNA from other fish, and an utter health disaster and world wide ocean "eco-disaster" become public knowledge and...|
|6/11/2013 - Remember all those industry claims that genetically-modified (GM) AquAdvantage salmon would not be harmful to the environment in any way, and would not breed with other fish because it is inherently sterile? These are both lies, according to a new study out of Canada, which found that "Frankensalmon"...|
|6/5/2013 - Equally as menacing as the potential release of genetically-modified (GM) salmon into the wild, factory fish farms are a modern scourge responsible for killing off droves of native fish species all around the world. And unless immediate action is taken to address this problem - you can help by boycotting...|
|4/1/2013 - All across the country, people are rising up and demanding that the foods they eat be properly identified and honestly labeled. And the constituency of the state of Oregon is no exception, where a trio of legislative bills recently introduced would require that all genetically-modified organisms (GMOs)...|
|3/21/2013 - In yet another blow to GMOs, several major U.S. food retailers have signed on to the "Campaign for GE-Free Seafood" found at http://www.foe.org/gefreeseafood
These retailers include Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Aldi and many more. It's the latest private sector blow to the deceptive biotech industry....|
|12/29/2012 - Once the bastion of purity, seafood has now entered the realm of "manufactured" sustenance, thanks to a couple of U.S. government bureaucracies.
The Food and Drug Administration has granted permission to a firm that will allow it to produce GM salmon, a decision that has been called a genetically...|
|12/26/2012 - After a few brief tests, GE salmon, meant to grow twice as fast as regular Atlantic salmon, was deemed safe both for the environment and for human consumption. The FDA added that it would take public comments for 60 days before finally deciding on whether or not to approve the salmon.
|11/20/2012 - It has been more than two years since the biotechnology company AquAdvantage first petitioned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve its genetically-engineered (GE) salmon AquaBounty for human consumption, and the agency still has not given the "Frankenfish" the green light, thanks in...|
|9/10/2012 - There is a reason why those radiant, pink salmon filets and juicy, golden chicken breasts in the meat case at the grocery store typically appear unusually appetizing -- but it often has nothing to do with the natural colorings of these animals' flesh. It might come as a surprise to many readers, but...|
|8/6/2012 - Salmon is a species of fish that is commonly eaten for its nutritional properties. The fish live in both fresh and salt water, depending on where the salmon is in its development. Preparation methods for salmon vary, as some prefer barbequing, baking, or even sauteing their fish.
Vitamin D is obtained...|
|4/15/2012 - Foods that have an incredible array of health benefits that go well beyond just their nutrient value are considered superfoods. These foods are typically loaded with a combination of critical fatty acids, anti-oxidant phytonutrients and essential amino acids. Wild-caught salmon found in non-polluted...|
|12/20/2011 - As the US federal government continues to evaluate whether or not to approve AquaBounty's genetically-modified (GM) "AquAdvantage" salmon, Canada's Cohen Commission (CC), a group established by the nation's government to track the decline of Sockeye salmon in the Fraser River, has announced some shocking...|
|6/16/2011 - The U.S. House of Representatives passed a law today that would effectively bar the FDA from approving GM salmon. This is a direct result of the rising awareness of the dangers of GMOs among American consumers, along with steady coverage of the issue by the alternative media (including NaturalNews)...|
|10/13/2010 - At the recent hearings on the GMO salmon many are referring to as "Frankenfish", the FDA noted evidence of abnormalities that had been detected in the fish, including "increased frequency of skeletal malformations, increased prevalence of jaw erosions and multi-systemic inflammation". While such findings...|
|10/6/2010 - As the world awaits the FDA's decision on whether to approve genetically modified salmon as "safe enough" to allow into the food supply, it seems that not enough people in the existing fishing industries have really thought this through. As you'll see here, approval of GE salmon could destroy the existing...|
|10/3/2010 - Has the FDA gone completely mad? Why are they trying to open the flood gates to genetically engineered (GE) salmon -- a move that will go down in history as one of the most asinine and dangerous ever made by our government? What’s it going to take for them to actually start protecting public health?...|
|9/29/2010 - The debate continues over whether or not genetically-modified (GM) salmon is safe for human consumption and fit for approval by the FDA, even though virtually all the evidence indicates that the tampered fish is a threat to human health and to the environment. Tests conducted by AquaBounty Technologies...|
|9/27/2010 - As the FDA stands poised to approve genetically modified (GM) salmon safe for public consumption, the next logical question concerns how GM salmon would be labeled. Would the fish come with a large red warning that says, "Genetically modified salmon"?
As it turns out, no. In fact, the FDA has already...|
|9/23/2010 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently held a hearing during which an advisory panel listened to arguments from both sides of the debate concerning the approval of genetically modified (GM) salmon. Massive outcry from consumers, farmers and consumer advocacy groups stalled the FDA's immediate...|
|9/17/2010 - It's that time of year again, when the FDA gathers its experts to decide what new horror to unleash into the food supply. This year it's genetically modified salmon, a "frankenfish" pumped up with extra growth hormone genes that make it rapidly grow into a kind of super-Schwarzenegger creature that's...|
|9/16/2010 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has declared a genetically modified salmon fit for human consumption, and may soon approve it as a food product. In a September 3, 2010 briefing, the FDA announced their analysis that the GM salmon are "as safe to eat as food from other Atlantic salmon." The...|
|9/15/2010 - The FDA is set to rule on whether a genetically modified salmon is safe for human consumption. It is a decision that may soon serve up the first genetically engineered animal food product to consumers' plates. The fish under consideration is the AquAdvantage salmon, a bioengineered Atlantic salmon developed...|
|9/10/2010 - Consumers may soon have a new "Frankenfood" to contend with as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will soon decide whether or not to approve genetically-modified (GM) salmon as food. If approved, the GM salmon -- known as AquAdvantage -- will be the first GM animal officially authorized for...|
|7/14/2010 - The Food and Drug Administration appears to be close to approving the first genetically engineered animal for human consumption: salmon with cross species genes and an "always on" hormone switch that enable them to grow twice as fast. A large number of critics voiced concerns about the safety of bio-engineered...|
|5/24/2009 - For years, I've been a strong proponent of astaxanthin, a remarkable nutrient sometimes called "King of the carotenoids!" Derived from microalgae (and also found in wild salmon), astaxanthin is on my list as one of the top three most important nutrients for human health. I take an astaxanthin supplement...|
|4/1/2009 - While most consumers have learned that wild Salmon is preferable to farm-raised, there are many other variables to consider. Even after ruling out Atlantic Salmon and Steelhead Trout, there are still 5 species of Pacific Salmon and each go by several names. Additional factors such as environment, fat...|
|2/4/2009 - What do the top authors, doctors and health experts have to say about the realtionship between omega-3 fatty acids and inflammation? I asked my Private Research Library that question recently and was overwhelmed with the remarkable wisdom it revealed.
Below, I share the top quotes from noted authors...|
|1/26/2009 - Omega-3 fatty acids are beneficial for healthy people and those who may have or be at risk of cardiovascular disease. Recent evidence, however, has shown that one must be careful about how and where omega-3 fatty acids come from and how they are added to one`s diet. Natural sources of omega-3 fatty...|
|9/29/2008 - The National Marine Fishery Service has ordered a ban on all salmon fishing along the west coast of the lower 48 United States due to an unprecedented collapse of wild salmon stocks.
The decision was initially recommended by the Pacific Fishery Management Service in response to the collapse of the...|
|9/26/2008 - What you have in your mind when you go to the grocery store will pretty much determine whether you live a long life of vibrant good health with feelings of well being, or a shortened life riddled with obesity and degenerative disease. Will you be a person with energy and enthusiasm for life, a person...|
|6/23/2008 - Wild salmon in the Broughton Archipelago, off the west coast of Canada's British Columbia, will be extinct within 10 years due to parasite contamination from fish farms, according to a study published in the journal Science.
"The impact is so severe that the viability of the wild salmon populations...|
|11/12/2007 - A good friend of mine is crazy about fish. He doesn’t have it too often, cognizant of the high levels of mercury found in some fish, so he tries to limit himself to having it once, twice a week max. Anyway, he went to his local fish market to buy some fresh salmon, surprised to see that one of...|
|9/1/2006 - Pets always welcome treats, but their owners may be putting themselves at risk of developing salmonella infection by handling beef or seafood snacks contaminated with the bacteria.
So warned the authors of a report issued Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
|6/8/2005 - I'd like to share the news about Mera Pharmaceuticals' AstaFactor Salmon Essentials, an exciting health product that combines potent antioxidants with heart-healthy oils. Salmon Essentials contains purified salmon oil and Astaxanthin, two ingredients that are, in their own right, potent nutritional...|
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|1/11/2004 2:05:18 PM - Here's interesting research about the high level of toxic metals found
in farmed salmon compared to wild salmon. It's unfortunate that the
headlines are ablaze with this news, since eating salmon is such a
healthy way to get Omega-3 fatty acids into your diet, but it's also
worth pointing out...|
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