The importance of non gmo project verified seafood

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KEEPING IT REAL AND FISHY:

THE IMPORTANCE OF NON-GMO PROJECT VERIFIED SEAFOOD

GMOs show up almost

everywhere in our food--even in our seafood

products.

A Fish

Tale--

The GMO

Salmon

The AquAdvantage salmon is genetically engineered to grow twice as fast as other

natural salmon. This fish contains DNA from three different types of fish: Atlantic salmon, Chinook salmon, and the eel-like ocean pout.

One Fish,

Two Fish,

Fake Fish,

True Fish

Plant-based alternatives to meat products are all the rage. When purchasing plantbased seafood alternatives, look for the Butterfly to ensure the product does not contain genetically engineered

ingredients.

Risky Ingredients

Prepared fish products frequently contain genetically engineered ingredients. From sardines, tuna, and anchovies with added oil, to dried fish products that have flavoring

and texturizers, added ingredients can be the GMO

culprits in seafood.

Fish Feed

GMOs such as corn and soy are common in the feed given

to farm-raised fish. This is why the Non-GMO Project evaluates animal feed in its

verification process.

GMO salmon in the seafood aisle

60+ Number of grocery chains that have said they will not carry the genetically engineered salmon.

2017

2019

2020

Year that the GMO salmon

Year GMO salmon were

entered the Canadian marketplace approved for farming

without shoppers knowing.

and retail sales in the US.

Year GMO salmon are expected to be

sold in the US.

7-10

GMO risk ingredients found in a typical surimi product--the key ingredient--in a California roll.

94% of all soy grown in the US is GMO. Soy oil is a common ingredient in canned seafood products.

50%

of seafood imported and consumed in the US comes from aquaculture.

What is a GMO?

A GMO, or genetically modified organism, is a plant, animal,

microorganism or other organism whose genetic makeup has been

modified in a laboratory using genetic engineering.

Thank you to Trans-Ocean for sponsoring our Seafood Education Week!

How Can I Avoid GMOs?

The Non-GMO Project believes everyone has a right to know what is in their food. Our "Butterfly" signifies that a product has been evaluated to ensure its compliance with our rigorous Standard-- which includes ongoing testing for major high-risk ingredients.

Look for the Non-GMO Project verification mark.

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