Tell Supermarkets, Food Companies, and Seafood Restaurants to Reject GE Salmon! Sign The Petition here
As you know, genetically engineered (GE) salmon, the first GE animal meant for human consumption, may soon be approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Center for Food Safety, along with Friends of the Earth and a coalition of thirty consumer, food safety, fishing, environmental, sustainable agriculture, parent, public health and animal welfare organizations, has launched a national campaign to keep GE salmon out of our supermarkets and off our plates.
Since the FDA has stated that it will likely not require GE fish to be labeled, consumers will have no way of avoiding GE salmon unless companies make clear to consumers where they stand on the issue. Over the last month, we’ve sent letters to the nation’s top grocery stores, seafood companies, and seafood restaurants asking them to commit not to sell genetically engineered fish should it come to market. Some of the biggest grocery stores in the U.S. have already replied, stating that they will not sell genetically engineered salmon in their stores, including: Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Marsh Supermarkets, Aldi, H-E-B, Hy-Vee, and PCC Natural Markets. Seafood companies like Crown Prince and EcoFish have also told CFS they will not buy GE salmon. Additionally, over 400 chefs and restaurants have pledged not to intentionally purchase, sell, or serve genetically engineered salmon in their restaurants. But there are a lot more companies yet to sign!