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GE Fish


Some genetically modified (GM or genetically engineered) Atlantic salmon is now being sold in Canada. This is the world’s first-ever genetically engineered food animal. The fish eggs are currently produced at a facility in Prince Edward Island and shipped to Panama where they are grown at a small factory. If GM salmon escape into the wild, they will put the future of wild Atlantic salmon populations at risk. Read more about the GE fish.

Take Action

Ask the government for a full environmental assessment

The company AquaBounty is now building the world’s first full-scale commercial GM salmon factory at Rollo Bay in Prince Edward Island – but it does not yet have federal government approval to produce the GM salmon there.

Update – February 2018: Environment Canada could allow GM salmon production before the end of March. Add your voice today!

  • Use the green box on the side of this page to send an instant letter to the Minister of the Environment, to demand a full environmental risk assessment of GM salmon.

Ask your grocery store

Many Canadians wrote to the head office of their grocery stores to ask them to keep GM salmon off the shelves. These letters made a difference. All the major grocery chains in Canada now asy that they “have no plans” to sell the GM fish.

Ask your restaurant

Your restaurant could be serving GM salmon. Click here for some information and tips to write your letter today.

Guide graphicAlert your neighbours

  • Share the “GM Food Alert” leaflets in your community, to let people know that some GM salmon is now on the market. Share it with your friends and neighbours, ask your local health food store to put then on the counter, or organize a local action to distribute leaflets in your community.
  • Contact us for support or to let us know about your actions.

Support CBAN

Click here to read more information about the GM fish in Canada.

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TAKE ACTION: Ask for a New Environmental Risk Assessment of GM Salmon

To: Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna.
CC: Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Dominic LeBlanc; Critics for Environment and Climate Change, Linda Duncan and Ed Fast.
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