Cedar posts assembled across a river as part of weir construction to catch migrating salmon.

Could These 5 Indigenous Fishing Techniques Help Revitalize Salmon?

November 17, 2022

The Non-GMO Project is based in Bellingham, Washington, on the ancestral homelands of the Coast Salish tribes. Indigenous people have fished and stewarded salmon for thousands of years in this region. Today, salmon face a daunting combination of threats — habitat loss, climate change and disease from farmed fish. And when GMO salmon entered the… » Read more

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Who Ate All the Frankenfish? (Hint: It Might Have Been You!)

March 30, 2022

The world’s first genetically modified animal approved for human consumption was the AquaAdvantage salmon, a GMO with added genetic material from a Chinook salmon and the eel-like ocean pout. Throughout 2017 and 2018, Canadian consumers became the first people to eat the fast-growing frankenfish — but they didn’t know it.  Despite consistent polling that most… » Read more

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Your Choices Make a Difference

July 1, 2021

The Non-GMO Project was created because people had questions about genetically modified organisms. In the years before the Project was founded, now-Executive Director Megan Westgate worked at a food co-op. “We were seeing in stores that increasingly people were coming in and looking for non-GMO choices,” she says. “They were having a hard time figuring… » Read more

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GMO Salmon Launching this Spring in the U.S.

May 18, 2021

The first batch of genetically modified salmon raised in a U.S. facility has been sold from AquaBounty’s facility in Albany, Ind. The GMO salmon were modified with DNA from both a Chinook salmon and an ocean pout to grow nearly twice as fast as non-GMO Atlantic salmon while consuming less feed.  Will GMO salmon be… » Read more

Wild, non-GMO Atlantic Salmon

The World’s First GMO Salmon is Coming to America

March 12, 2019

GMO Salmon have made headlines before—check out our older blog for more details on the fishiest GMOs. AquAdvantage Salmon to be Sold in the United States On March 8, the American FDA lifted its ban on the import of the genetically modified AquAdvantage salmon created by AquaBounty Technologies. The FDA initially approved this GMO for… » Read more

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It’s Alive: Spooky GMOs for Halloween

October 26, 2018

  Frankenfish The AquAdvantage salmon is the first genetically engineered animal available for purchase in North America. The mad scientists at AquaBounty Technologies spliced it together with parts from the Atlantic salmon, Chinook salmon, and the Ocean pout to produce a GMO fish that grows scary fast. The modified salmon is currently sold completely unlabeled… » Read more

Hundreds of Grocery Stores Say “No” to GMO Salmon—Will Yours?

February 23, 2018

The Non-GMO Project team is fortunate to call the beautiful Pacific Northwest our home. We bike, climb, run, ski, hike, kayak, sail, and play in our natural environment every day, and we enjoy an amazing view of the Salish Sea from our offices. Orca whales, river otters, sea birds, and more than 250 species of… » Read more

Fishy Business: GMO Salmon

May 24, 2016

This blog was originally published on November 30, 2015. It now contains recent updates. UPDATE | Pending Litigation The Center for Food Safety and a coalition of environmental and consumer advocacy groups filed a lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration— disputing their November approval of AquaBounty’s GE salmon. The lawsuit, filed back in March, challenges the… » Read more