As is being reported today, March 4, 2014 via Food Safety News, it looks as if one of the components of the genre of food known as "Frankenfood" is being negated in a rather big and commercial way. According to a news release, the two largest food markets in the United States, Safeway and Kroger, have decided they will not carry and/or sell GMO salmon.
This is relatively big news for those who prefer their fish to come from the ocean or actual bodies of natural water instead of some laboratory being created by a modern day Dr. Frankenstein. This may very well be the final nail in the coffin for the debut of the so-called "Frankenfish," as with Safeway and Kroger refusing the quasi-food, it now means that 9,000 food retailers have said they will not sell it. So far the only large food chain who has not committed to forbidding this "stuff" in their markets is Costco.
As opposed to popular belief, the Untied States Food and Drug Administration has not approved GMO salmon for human consumption. According to the USDA, they have so far received over one million comments from consumers to not approve Frankenfish.
According to Dana Perl, of the group Friends of the Earth: "By making commitments to not sell genetically engineered salmon, Kroger and Safeway have joined the large number of grocery chains, from Trader Joe’s to Target, that have wisely chosen to listen to the majority of consumers who do not want to eat genetically engineered fish. Now Costco, Walmart, Albertsons and other retailers need to catch up and provide their customers with what they want: natural, sustainable seafood that isn't genetically engineered in a lab.”
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