Sunday, June 5, 2011

MY LETTER REGARDING OCEANA'S "SPEAK OUT AGAINST SEAFOOD FRAUD" by Karen Mayer Hopkins

Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 11:24am

Dear Dr. Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the FDA, and Dr. Jane Lubchenco, Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator,
 
Seafood was one of the most popular foods in the United States until the FDA allowed  GENETICALLY ALTERED, ANTI-BIOTIC RIDDEN, FECES FED POND RAISED FRANKENSHRIMP AND FRANKENFISH from third world countries to be dumped on our domestic market.  THIS IS NOT "SEAFOOD".  This is pond food.  This is poison.  Once we fought and won the battle to prove to the Gulf Coast Processors that we would not stand for that garbage to be translabled as domestic product, and began educating the American public about what they've been serving their families, our wild caught domestic market saw an upswing.  Now we have the pollution in the Gulf, thanks to BP, our government and other corporate interests.  The corruption, lies and propaganda must stop.  The truth must be told.  We who live along the Gulf Coast and make our livings on the water know what the truth is.  We know not to eat the seafood that comes from the Gulf.  We know not to get into the Gulf waters.  The American public is being lied to through BP's media blitz and the billions of dollars in compensation they've paid to the seafood marketing boards of each and every Gulf Coast state.  What I want is the TRUTH.  Can our politicians even distinguish truth from lies?  Do any of you remember the definition of morality?  Can you dredge up some sense of empathy for the people who are being poisoned by your silence and propaganda?  PLEASE REMEMBER THAT YOUR JOBS ENTAIL "PUBLIC SERVICE" NOT "SELF SERVICE"!
 
Karen M. Hopkins
Grand Isle, La. 

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