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 Shoreline or Lake Forest Park, but there are Trader Joe's and Whole Foods stores in Lynnwood (19500 Aurora Avenue and 2800 196th Street SW respectively) and a PCC in Edmonds (9803 Edmonds 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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