Top Supermarkets: We'll Boycott FDA's Frankenfish
Trader Joe's, Aldi, and Whole Foods among chains swearing off frankenfish
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Mar 21, 2013 12:36 PM CDT
Updated Mar 21, 2013 1:16 PM CDT
In a photo made Wednesday Aug. 29, 2012, construction workers finish the parking lot of the soon-to-open Whole Foods Market in Boise, Idaho.   (AP Photo/John Miller)

(Newser) – A cadre of major US supermarket chains say they want no part of the genetically modified salmon the FDA is currently considering approving, or any other frankenfish the food industry might devise. The FDA is in the final stages of approving a fast-growing fish from AquaBounty Technology that combines two species of salmon and a pouter eel. But yesterday about a dozen supermarket chains, including Trader Joe's, Aldi, and Whole Foods, announced that they wouldn't carry the fish even if it's approved, the Guardian reports.

Together, the groups that have signed onto the Friends of the Earth's campaign control roughly 2,000 stores nationwide. "Now it's time for other food retailers, including Walmart, Costco, and Safeway, to follow suit and let their customers know they will not be selling unlabelled, poorly studied genetically engineered seafood," a campaigner from the group said. The FDA's preliminary finding indicated that the fish was fully safe, though critics say it hasn't been sufficiently tested.

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Mar 28, 2013 12:17 AM CDT
The FDA and other regulatory agencies have been stacked with Monsanto and other corporate servants. They do not care one iota about our health or our biosphere. Be informed and speak up and vote with your dollar...don't buy anything from companies that sell stuff you don't agree with. Be informed and be vocal.
Mar 25, 2013 3:15 PM CDT
But the big question is how many of these stores have sold unlabelled, poorly studied genetically engineered beef and poultry for years?
Mar 23, 2013 11:43 AM CDT
So many choices! Diseased fish from the Gulf oil spill and the poison to disperse it, or would you like your seafood radioactive? Record radiation found in fish near Fukushima nuclear plant — … record quantity of radioactive cesium – 7,400 times the country’s limit deemed safe for human consumption.