CAGJ’s Food Justice Project has adopted Genetically Engineered (GE)-Free Seafood as our 2015 Local Producers Solidarity Campaign, following on the 2014 SLEE Dinner where we highlighted the role of fisherfolk in the food sovereignty movement. In partnership with Friends of the Earth and others, we are demanding that Costco, headquartered in Issaquah, WA, commit to keeping GE salmon off their shelves.
Join us to present local Costco management with over 40,000 petition signatures and raise awareness about GE salmon!
Saturday, March 7th
Seattle Costco: 4401 4th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134 (in the Sodo neighborhood)
The FDA is currently in the final stages of approving the AquaAdvantage Salmon, which combines DNA from multiple fish species. The resulting concoction poses significant health and environmental risks. It is the first of at least 35 species of engineered fish in development, and its approval is likely to open a floodgate of modified meat into the marketplace.
Over 9,000 grocery stores have codified their commitment not to sell GE fish by signing Friends of the Earth’s Pledge for GE Free Seafood. As the nation’s second largest retailer, Costco is one of the most notable holdouts.
Ways to take action:
* Come to the action on March 7th!
* Sign the online petition.
* Help co-sponsor the event by getting the word out. Share the Facebook event. Download the flyer: CostcoAction Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Co-sponsors: Backbone Campaign, Community Alliance for Global Justice, Domestic Fair Trade Association, Food and Water Watch, Friends of the Earth, Health Alliance International, Loki Fish Co, Muckleshoot Food Sovereignty Project, Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance, Seattle Tilth, UFCW 21, Washington Fair Trade Coalition.