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Genetically modified salmon are essentially "Sad Salmon" that overeat in order to age about twice as fast. With a weaker immune function, who knows what hormones and diseases we will contract from these newly altered fish. Don't let Big Business continue to screw with the welfare of our food supply! Sign this petition today to urge our communities to band together and prevent genetically altered salmon from being sold in your area!
*GMO salmon are "modified" genetically with an "eel" - ocean pout - this is main reason they grow unnaturally large fast. The AquAdvantage salmon contains a growth hormone gene from the Chinook salmon and a genetic switch from the ocean pout, an eel-like creature, that keeps the transplanted gene continuously active, whereas the salmon’s own growth hormone gene is active only parts of the year. The company has said the fish can grow to market weight in 18 to 20 months, compared with 28 to 36 months for conventionally farmed salmon. NO GMO LABELING REQUIRED!
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