A genetically engineered (genetically modified or GM) pineapple called “PinkGlow” is genetically engineered to have pink flesh. It is grown by Del Monte in Costa Rica. It is sold loose or in a pink cardboard box in Costco stores in Canada.
There is no mandatory GM food labelling in Canada but the box carries the line “This product was made possible through bioengineering” which complies with the new U.S. disclosure law which requires some (but not all) GM foods to be labelled in the U.S.
If you object to Costco selling this GM pineapple, you can contact Costco head office online. The produce managers at your local Costco warehouse do not choose which products to order – the decisions are made by the head office of Costco. Costco does not sell the GM salmon but it does sell the first GM whole fruit in Canada. If you are a Costco member, register your complaint today.