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Restaurants: Sign the Pledge for GE-Free Seafood.
Do you want to eat genetically engineered salmon? Polls show that 91 percent of consumers don’t want the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to allow genetically engineered fish and meat into the marketplace -- yet the FDA is close to approving AquAdvantage, a salmon that was genetically engineered to grow faster. If allowed, this would be the first genetically engineered animal in the U.S. food supply, and the FDA said it will probably not be labeled, leaving consumers in the dark about what we are eating.
At least 35 species of genetically engineered fish are in development and the approval of genetically engineered salmon will set a precedent that could open the floodgates for other genetically engineered animals (including cows, chickens and pigs) to enter our food system.
Consumers: Take action to keep genetically engineered salmon out of your local stores.
2. Take action in your community: Download the Campaign for GE-Free Seafood Action Kit.
To avoid confusion in the marketplace, and ensure the consumer’s right to know, we are asking grocery stores, seafood restaurants, chefs and seafood companies to demonstrate their commitment to sustainably produced seafood and consumer choice by joining our Pledge for GE-Free Seafood, a commitment to not knowingly purchase or sell genetically engineered salmon or other genetically engineered seafood should it come to market. Lean more about the risks to health, the environment and the fish industry posed by genetically engineered salmon here.
Nearly a dozen major food retailers with thousands of stores nationwide have already taken the Pledge for GE-Free Seafood or otherwise committed to not purchase or sell genetically engineered salmon, or any products containing genetically engineered salmon or seafood.
GE-Free Seafood news releases:
Top grocery stores: We won't sell genetically engineered seafood, March 20, 2013