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November 25, 2015

Wal-Mart, Costco among retailers refusing to sell GMO salmon

The FDA approved its sale and consumption last week

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Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the sale and consumption of the first genetically modified (GMO) salmon, fish that would grow bigger and faster to meet a growing demand.

But anti-GMO advocates and supporters, including more than 60 retailers like Wal-Mart, Costco, Whole Foods and Trader Joe's, have opted against selling the modified fish created by AquaBounty Technologies, according to, a digital magazine and social-action platform.

According to, the GMO salmon won't bear a GMO stamp and would "likely be marketed as 'Atlantic Salmon.'"

Read the full report here.

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