Tell Kroger to join the Campaign for GE-Free Seafood
In March, Friends of the Earth launched the Campaign for Genetically Engineered-Free Seafood, and it’s already a huge success! Major grocery stores, such as Target, Aldi, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Giant Eagle, and Meijer have committed not to sell genetically engineered seafood, representing more than 4,400 grocery stores across the United States.
Now we are asking Kroger, the nation’s largest conventional grocery store chain, to follow suit.
Unless Kroger signs the Pledge for GE-Free Seafood, it and its subsidiaries, which include Ralphs, Fred Meyer, GFC and Food 4 Less, may soon be selling genetically engineered salmon and other genetically engineered seafood.
The Food and Drug Administration has stated that it won’t likely require grocery stores to label genetically engineered fish, leaving consumers with no way of avoiding them. Through the Pledge for GE-Free Seafood, however, stores and restaurants can make clear to consumers their policies against selling genetically engineered seafood. As consumers, it’s essential that we speak up for our right to know what we’re feeding our families.
If Kroger and its banner stores agree not to sell genetically engineered seafood, it could be one of the last steps to make sure GE seafood is dead in the water in the United States.
Take action below to tell Kroger we wont buy genetically engineered seafood in its stores.