Can you deliver a letter to Costco this week? Please e-mail email@example.com and let us know!
- Deliver a letter to your Costco and make sure it doesn’t become the GMO salmon store! Here is the letter to the Costco Manager.Print up your letter and then deliver it! This toolkit will give you everything you need including a sample script and talking points: Instructions for Letter Deliveries.
★ Download, print, and sign the PDF letter (look in event photos for a copy or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org).
★ Bring the letter to Costco and ask to speak to the store manager.
★ Politely deliver the letter to the store manager. (check out our script below)
★ Take a photo outside of the store of you holding your sign and make sure to get the store sign in the photo too.
★ Tag CAGJ in your photos or send them to email@example.com
Over 9,000 grocery stores, including Safeway, Kroger and Trader Joes, have codified their commitment not to sell modified fish by signing Friends of the Earth’s Pledge for GE Free Seafood. As the nations second largest retailer Costco is one of the most notable holdouts. Throughout the year CAGJ and other organizations have been increasing the pressure on Costco to stand with consumer health and safety. In March CAGJ delivered over 50,000 petition signatures to Costco’s Seattle location demanding they take the Pledge for GE Free Seafood. Unfortunately, store management refused to meet with us and accept our signatures. In response CAGJ returned with 300,000 signatures in June, delivering them directly to Costco’s headquarters in Issaquah. During the June delivery CAGJ’s coalition met with Costco management, who claimed that although Costco is committed to doing the right thing they are simply unable to commit to not selling modified seafood at this time.
Doing the right thing does not entail stocking the AquaAdvantage GMO salmon, which have a higher susceptibility to a disease-causing bacteria than their natural counterparts, posing health risks for consumers. Click here to learn more about the health and environmental risks posed by GMO salmon.