Franken-Fish is Coming To Town

You may have read the recent headlines referring to the genetically engineered Salmon, dubbed the “Franken-Fish.” Of course, its official name is a slightly more majestic: the AquAdvantage.

If not, let me enlighten you a little bit.

“The AquAdvantage salmon has been given a gene from the ocean pout, an eel-like fish, and a growth hormone from a Chinook salmon.”

Why? So that it grows bigger faster. The ocean pout (a completely different species) can withstand very cold water. So they mixed some of this fish in with the regular salmon so that the cold water will not delay its growth like it normally does, and the salmon will continue to grow year-round.  The photos clearly show that the modern modified salmon is twice the size of a regular salmon at the same age. Of course, this will make the folks who sell these frankenfish more money….or, I’m sure they’ll lead the public to believe: “save YOU money”. Which should make you feel warm and fuzzy all over and want to rush out to buy some.

This week , the FDA is set to approve this fish for human consumption. And not only that, but to decide whether or not it will need to carry a label identifying it as being genetically engineered.

If no label is deemed necessary, you will have absolutely no idea what you are buying or being served when you buy salmon. And if this goes forward, there will be other animals soon to follow.

It’s just plain WRONG.

We have a right to know what we are being offered so that we can decide if we want it or not.

It’s the same reason I feel strongly about fluoride in the water (we can’t choose to not use it) and lies perpetrated by the medical community about vaccines (we can’t make educated decisions if we are not offered the truth).

If scientists want to mess with the way things were designed to come up with something better, they have that right. But I should also have the right to NOT use those perversions. I should be able to eat plain old fashioned fruits and vegetables (yes, even CORN) without it having been “messed with” and I should certainly be able to CHOOSE whether I want to eat these monsters or not.

By the way, according to The Washington Post, the FDA not only might NOT label those things that ARE genetically modified, it also opposes labels on things that point out that they are NOT genetically modified.

The biotechnology industry is opposed to mandatory labeling, saying it will only bewilder a public that is not well informed about genetic engineering.

Extra labeling only confuses the consumer,” said David Edwards, director of animal biotechnology at the Biotechnology Industry Organization. “It differentiates products that are not different. As we stick more labels on products that don’t really tell us anything more, it makes it harder for consumers to make their choices.”

The FDA defends its approach, saying it is simply following the law, which prohibits misleading labels on food. And the fact that a food, in this case salmon, is produced through a different process, is not sufficient to require a label.

Did you catch that? They don’t want us to be confused. They don’t want us to think there’s anything different between those things that have been modified and those that have not, because they “are not different”.

But they ARE different to ME.

What do you think? Are they different to you? Even if scientists can “prove” that they are the “same”?

Sources:
This Week, FDA Considers Genetically Engineered Salmon for Human Consumption
Are You Freaking Kidding Me?? FDA Outlaws Labeling Non-GMO Foods!
FDA won’t allow food to be labeled free of genetic modification: report
FDA rules won’t require labeling of genetically modified salmon

5 Things To Consider About Fluoride

I began doing some research in preparation for this blog post on fluoride, and there’s just SO MUCH info out there. I just don’t have the time to learn most of it, and I don’t like super long posts. So, here are my 5 main points. The longer, original post with more info and links is below:

1. Fluoride is a man-made TOXIC BYPRODUCT. Meaning, it’s chemical waste that would cost billions of dollars to dispose of properly.

2. Fluoride is the active toxin in rat poisons and cockroach powder. It has been proven to be deadly, and harmful even in small doses.

3. Your body is not capable of metabolizing fluoride. Whatever goes in, stays in. It gets stored in your fat, where most toxins are kept. The only way to rid your body of it is through a purposeful detoxification.

4. Fluoride in small doses added topically to your teeth MAY help reduce cavities. There seem to be more studies showing that it causes tooth decay. (And whatever is happening to your teeth is also happening to your bones–you just don’t see it) The problem is, we get MUCH more than just a little, and if we’re drinking it, it’s not just topical.

5. Adding fluoride to your water without your consent is, in my opinion, horribly unjust. If you have fluoridated water, everything you drink and cook, and even bathing adds fluoride to your body. Call your water company to find out if you have fluoridated water.

Scroll down to the end of the post to see what we can do.

I found many informative videos on YouTube. This is the best overall short one. 5 minutes, see what a dentist has to say about fluoride.

Here’s my full(er) post:

Fluoride is added to the water supply of most American cities for the ostensible purpose of dental hygiene. You will be amazed to find out that such a thing is not only unlikely, but actually the opposite of reality.

What would you do if you suddenly found out that fluoride was not safe at all, but was actually a carcinogenic industrial waste? What would you think if you suddenly found out that fluoride doesn‘t stop tooth decay at all, but actually causes teeth to rot and crumble, and by the same mechanism also causes osteoporosis?

Below is the trailer for a longer (about 45 min) production called “The Fluoride Deception”. Click here to see Part 1 part 2 part 3 It’s available on YouTube. I’ve watched 3 of the 4 parts and have found it very interesting. It tells the story of fluoride, from the political aspects.

Most of the following information came from articles I found at Mercola.com.

What Is Fluoride?
Fluorine is an element. It is a gas, never occurring in its free state. In microscopic amounts complexed with other minerals, it is often listed as a trace mineral, a nutrient for human nutrition.

This has nothing to do with fluoride or fluoridation. The fluoride added to 90% of drinking water is hydrofluoric acid which is a compound of fluorine that is a chemical byproduct of aluminum, steel, cement, phosphate, and nuclear weapons manufacturing. Such fluoride is manmade. In this form, fluoride has no nutrient value whatsoever. It is one of the most caustic of industrial chemicals. Fluoride is the active toxin in rat poisons and cockroach powder. Hydrofluoric acid is used to refine high octane gasoline, to make fluorocarbons and chlorofluorocarbons for freezers and air conditioners, and to manufacture computer screens, fluorescent light bulbs, semiconductors, plastics, herbicides, — and toothpaste.
It also has the ability to burn flesh to the bone, destroy eyes, and sear lungs so that victims drown in their own body fluid.

Yeah. I want to drink that.

Once in the body, fluoride is a destroyer of human enzymes. It does this by changing their shapes. In human biochemistry, thousands of enzymes are necessary for various essential cell reactions that take place every second we‘re alive. Without enzymes, we‘d die instantaneously.

Here‘s the short version: fluoride is a toxic byproduct in the manufacture of nuclear arms, aluminum, cement, steel, and phosphates.
Millions of tons of this poison are produced every year. Imagine the cost of containing and disposing of those mountains of waste every year. It‘s in the billions.

But what if lobbyists from these industries could present “scientific studies” paid for by the industries, and provide for a continual stream of media presentations about the health benefits of fluoride, and create unimaginably lucrative positions for “research” and “education” within the American Dental Association and the AMA, and do all these things in a consistent and unending way, year after year?
What are the economic advantages of that? Simple: instead of paying money to dispose of toxic waste, money could now be made by selling fluoride to the water companies of the nation.
They‘ll use the public water supply as a sewer for industrial wastes. And now with these new billions added instead of subtracted, there‘s plenty to go around, for everyone involved. Out of the Red, into the Black.

Fluoridation In Other Countries
If fluoridation is as safe and effective as the American Dental Association says it is, why don’t other countries do it?
The U.S. is nowhere near the top of any health list which compares other countries of the world. So what are the healthy countries doing?
If fluoride is so great, why have the following countries either never fluoridated or else stopped when they found out how bad it was:
West Germany
The Netherlands
France
Belgium
Finland
Sweden
Norway
Denmark
Japan
Italy
Scotland
Only about 2% of the population of Europe is subjected to fluoridated water.

So, what can we do?
First, find out if you have fluoridated water. Not everyone does. I don’t know if we do here in Israel; I assume yes, but need to find out. If you don’t, you are in good shape to be able to easily control your intake.

If you want to remove the fluoride from your water, you can distill it or use reverse osmosis. This also removes all minerals from the water, and some folks think that’s no good for you. I’d rather go without the fluoride, personally. There are also some high end filters that do remove it, but you need to check carefully.

Complain to your water company; they are not under law (yet) to poison your water; they are doing it because they think you want them to! If enough people voice their differing opinion, they may remove it.

Consider a fluoride free toothpaste for yourself, and I would DEFINITELY NOT give fluoride toothpaste to children. Remember the warning label on the tube about swallowing?

DETOX your body. This is the most important thing you can do. You have this stuff in you, and you must get it out; even if you don’t put any more in (which is nearly impossible). Go to DetoxOrDie and find out how to do this.