Several grocery chains have reportedly agreed not to sell genetically engineered salmon as the fish near approval by the Food and Drug Administration, reports seattlepi.com.
A coalition of environmental and consumer groups announced Wednesday they have secured promises from several grocery chains not to carry the fish -- often called "Frankenfish" or "Frankensalmon" -- including Trader Joe’s, PCC Natural Markets and Whole Foods in Washington.
None of those three is actually in Woodinville. But there is a Trader Joe's at Totem Lake in Kirkland (12632 120th Ave NE) and PCCs in Kirkland (10718 NE 68th) and Redmond (11455 Avondale Road) and a Whole Foods in Redmond (17991 Redmond Way).
The genetically engineered fish are from AquaBounty Technologies of Massachusetts, which says they grow twice as fast as natural salmon but are safe, sustainable and in all other respects “identical to other Atlantic salmon.”
If approved they would be the first transgenic animal to enter America’s food supply. They have received preliminary federal approval, with a public comment period open until April 26.
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