Target, Giant Eagle, Meijer and H-E-B have just agreed not to sell genetically engineered fish in their stores. These retail giants join over 55 other food retailers that made similar commitments earlier this year, including Trader Joe’s, Aldi, Whole Foods, Marsh and Hy-Vee.
Center for Food Safety, Friends of the Earth and a coalition of thirty consumer, food safety, fishing, environmental, sustainable agriculture, parent, public health and animal welfare organizations, have launched a national campaign for GE-Free Seafood. They’ve reached out 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. Together, these supermarkets and restaurants are showing that they care about consumers and sustainable fisheries.
Since the FDA has stated that it will likely not require GE fish to be labeled, consumers will have no way of avoiding the fish at the market unless companies make clear to consumers where they stand on the issue.
For more details and to read the petition, click here.