GMO salmon; not se­ri­ously?

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - EDITORIAL -

If you look at the de­vel­op­ment of GMO’s it doesn’t take a rocket sci­en­tist to un­der­stand that these abom­i­na­tions are the re­sult of cor­po­rate and sci­en­tific mon­stros­ity run amuck.

Cur­sory re­search will tell you that P.E.I. should not be in­volved.

Just ask the Prairie flax farm­ers how their in­dus­try was al­most de­stroyed by the ac­ci­den­tal re­lease of “ex­per­i­men­tal” GMO flax. This “trif­fid” flax shut Cana­dian pro­duc­ers out of their sin­gle largest Euro­pean mar­ket.

The GMO in­dus­try would like peo­ple to think that there is some sci­en­tific con­sen­sus on GMO safety. Noth­ing could be fur­ther from the truth.

When Mon­santo in­tro­duced GMO corn, the tu­mors that de­vel­oped in the ex­per­i­men­tal rats started form­ing at 90 days, which was when the study was shut down. So the liver and kid­ney tox­i­c­ity in the rats never made it into pub­lished re­sults.

Sur­veys over the last 30 years have con­sis­tently shown that 81 — 94 per cent of Cana­di­ans want GMO foods la­beled. A Mon­santo ex­ec­u­tive said they might as well put skull and cross­bones on the pack­ag­ing.

And the beau­ti­ful prov­ince of P.E.I. wants to get in­volved in this?

Sixty coun­tries world­wide re­quire la­bel­ing of GMOs. Other coun­tries have out­right banned im­por­ta­tion and sales. Guess what the fu­ture is?

I’m not sure what con­vinced politi­cians to bring this into P.E.I. but once the ge­net­ics get into the wild — and they will — it will be hell to pay for any­one in­volved.

Shut it down be­fore it’s too late.

Allan Finney,

Wey­burn, Sask.

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