The FDA has set in motion the approval of the first food from a genetically engineered animal when it released its environmental assessment (EA) of AquaBounty’s “AquAdvantage” transgenic salmon. During its required 60-day public comment period, the FDA has already received an earful from consumers who don’t want genetically engineered (GE) salmon – dubbed “frankenfish” on the menu. But the first genetically engineered (GE) salmon – dubbed “frankenfish” – could still be in grocery stores and restaurants as early as 2014 if the FDA grants approval. As consumers, we can help keep frankenfish off the market by letting food retailers know we won’t buy it. Read on to take action!
If approved, AquaBounty’s frankenfish would most likely be sold as fillets, to restaurants and grocery stores. According to the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, there is little chance it would end up in the canned salmon market. The Organic Consumers Association contacted executives at 17 national and regional food store chains. Please click here to sign the letter to executives at these top food retail chains. Tell them you won’t shop at their stores if they start stocking frankenfish!