Photo: Eric Piermont Agence France-Presse
Health Canada does not impose any special labelling for genetically modified foods.
The first shipment of genetically modified salmon coming to Canada was likely to have been passed in Quebec, according to environmental groups.
The survey, conducted by the three organizations found that 4.5 metric tons of fish were sent from Panama to Quebec.
The groups have used federal data to confirm that the american company AquaBounty Technologies has sold the salmon between April and June of this year, as she asserts.
Panama is the only place where the company produces the genetically modified salmon.
Thibault Kidney, the montréal group Vigilance OGM, says that it is not known who has purchased this salmon since most of the major retailers have been assured that they do not sell them.
The environmental groups believe that consumers have the right to know what they eat.
Health Canada does not impose any special labelling for genetically modified foods, arguing that their nutritional value and their safety have been verified.
AquaBounty, which has a factory in l’île-du-Prince-Édouard, did not say that the salmon was sold.