As you may be aware, the US Food and Drug Administration is considering approval of the genetically engineered (GE) salmon, which would be the first GE animal ever approved for human consumption. Polls show the overwhelming majority of consumers don’t want to eat GE salmon. Nearly 2 million people -- including scientists, fishermen, business owners, and consumers -- have written to the FDA in opposition to the approval of GE salmon.
More than 60 grocery retailers across the U.S., including Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Aldi, Target, Kroger and Safeway, have made commitments not to sell GE salmon or other GE seafood if it comes to market. As one of the largest retailers of salmon and seafood in the U.S., Costco should have a strong policy on this important issue. I urge Costco to join these other leaders in making a commitment to not sell GE salmon.
Center for Food Safety
Kroger and Safeway--the #1 and #2 U.S. conventional grocery chains--have just joined other major retailers like Target, Meijer, Aldi, Giant Eagle, Whole Foods and many others in protecting...
Kroger and Safeway--the #1 and #2 U.S. conventional grocery chains--have just joined other major retailers like Target, Meijer, Aldi, Giant Eagle, Whole Foods and many others in protecting consumers, wild salmon and the environment by rejecting genetically engineered (GE) salmon, but there are many companies who still haven't responded. So, who's next?
Costco is one of the largest retailers of salmon and seafood in the U.S. and is one of the last large retailers that hasn't made a commitment not to sell GE salmon.
The FDA is reviewing GE salmon for commercial production, and if the agency approves this risky fish it has indicated it would not likely require GE salmon to be labeled. That's why CFS joined with Friends of the Earth, Food & Water Watch, Consumers Union and many others to urge supermarkets, seafood companies and restaurants to reject these fish if they come to market. We've had several victories so far, and with your help we can urge even more companies to avoid GE salmon.
Join us in telling the CEO of Costco to keep GE salmon off our plates!