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Food safety activists and environmentalists are concerned over the potential risks from a new US brand of genetically-modified salmon, which has just hit Canadian shelves. After trying for two decades, AquaBounty Technologies’ GM salmon was finally approved for sale in Canada in 2016, which led to the most recent developments. The company’s GM salmon can grow twice as large as conventionally-farmed Atlantic salmon, according to the Guardian. This process is established by modifying the firm’s Atlantic salmon with a growth hormone gene taken from Chinook salmon. The Montreal-based organization GMO Vigilance has stated on their website that the sale of the salmon in Canada makes Canadians “Guinea pigs,” and they believe that the government should introduce legislation that requires GM foods to be labeled appropriately. “It’s a world first The first genetically modified animal is on the market, and consumers in Quebec and Canada will become the first guinea-pigs unknowingly. In the absence of mandatory labeling we still cannot make an informed choice,” Thibault Rehn, a coordinator at GMO Vigilance, said, according to CNBC. Lucy Sharratt of Canadian Biotechnology Action Network said, “The company did not disclose where the GM salmon fillets were sold or for what purpose, and we’re shocked to discover that they’ve entered the market at this time,” the Guardian reported. A 2015 case brought by environmentalist groups against the Canadian government over its approval of the GM salmon stated, among other charges, that there is a risk of the GM salmon mixing with wild fish. “We think the measures to avoid mixing with the wild Atlantic salmon are inadequate and once there is genetic contamination the wild salmon is forever changed. It would be a huge live experiment and we wouldn’t know the consequences,” Mark Butler, a campaigner at Ecology Action Centre, one of the organizations that brought the case, said, according to the Guardian. The current supply of GM salmon that was sold in Canada are said to have come from tanks in Panama, but the company is looking to expand the raising operations to Prince Edward Island, located on Canada’s east coast, the Guardian reported. Canadian regulators say that there were four years of testing that showed no negative nutritional information and has acknowledged it to be as safe as convention Atlantic salmon. Regulators then came to the conclusion that no special labeling would be required to sell the salmon. In 2015, the US Food and Drug Administration approved the GM salmon, but issued a ban on the import and sale of it two months later, stating that clear labeling guidelines needed to be established before they could move forward with the product.
Guinea Worm Eradication Program
Since 1986, The Carter Center has led the international campaign to eradicate Guinea worm disease, working closely with ministries of health and local communities, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and many others. Inside a human’s abdomen, Guinea worm larvae mate and female worms mature and grow. Guinea worm sufferers may try to seek relief from the burning sensation caused by the emerging worm and immerse their limbs in water sources, but this contact with water stimulates the emerging worm to release its larvae into the water and begin the cycle of infection all over again. There is no known curative medicine or vaccine to prevent Guinea worm disease – the same treatment for emerging worms has been used for thousands of years. Traditional removal of a Guinea worm consists of winding the worm around a piece of gauze or small stick and manually extracting it – a slow, painful process that often takes weeks. The Guinea Worm Eradication Program is wiping out this ancient disease mainly through community-based interventions to educate and change behavior, such as teaching people to filter all drinking water and preventing transmission by keeping anyone with an emerging worm from entering water sources. A new challenge to eradication has been the emergence recently of numerous Guinea worm infections in dogs. Volunteers trained by Chad’s Guinea Worm Eradication Program with the Carter Center’s help have been encouraging people in those areas to bury fish discards, and cash rewards are being paid for reporting infected animals and for keeping them away from water sources. The Guinea worm eradication campaign has averted at least 80 million cases of this devastating disease among the world’s poorest and most neglected people. The Carter Center spearheads the international Guinea worm eradication campaign and works in close partnership with national programs, the World Health Organization, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, UNICEF, and many other partners. The Carter Center leads the international Guinea worm disease eradication campaign, compiles and distributes case numbers, and provides technical and financial support to national programs to interrupt Guinea worm disease transmission and bring cases to zero. UNICEF mainly assists countries by helping to provide safe sources of drinking water to priority areas identified by the national Guinea worm eradication programs.
Drug-Test Human Guinea Pigs: Men’s Health.com
In a Johns Hopkins survey of research volunteers published last spring in Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 10 percent of the sampled group admitted to participating in more than one study at a time – most likely without the knowledge of the researchers. “In one institution, it’s easy to keep track of who’s in what study. But if you go to Duke one week and the University of North Carolina the next week, who would know?”. As a result, there’s little chance of catching volunteers who skirt the rules, and that includes people who keep quiet about past or current physical conditions that have the potential to skew study results. While confidentiality rules give guinea pigs the cover they need to straddle multiple studies, those guinea pigs also benefit from a testing system that increasingly overlooks-and sometimes even encourages – abuse. The most time-consuming part of any study? Finding volunteers. Struggling immigrants, the chronically unemployed, cash-strapped college students – anyone who’s financially needy is fodder for a CRO-run study and more likely to be a professional guinea pig. Within a year, he’d moved to Austin – lab rats consider it the mecca for clinical trials in the United States – and has been supporting himself with research studies ever since. “After my first study, I researched all the clinics and created the site to start preaching the cardinal rules – like telling the truth and waiting the right amount of time between studies. As long as your lab tests are in range, a clinic has no way to verify you’re doubling up unless you flat out tell them.” Doubling up on studies or skirting the guidelines is tough for them, because the institutions where they’re tested keep good records and share detailed information about study participants. Still, in theory, any problems missed by the OHRP or the FDA would be caught by an institutional review board, or IRB. Before any clinical trial can proceed, an IRB evaluates the study plan to make sure the testing is ethical and that participants’ rights are protected. Today many IRBs are run for profit, creating an incentive to rule favorably on studies so that CROs won’t take their business elsewhere. “Rather than have the government review the study, the institutions conducting the research select people to review their research,” says Dr. Lurie.
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