A sam’s restaurant in London, Britain, has been accused of selling a seafood product that is made from genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Sam’s Seafoils claims its product, called Sam’s Premium Seafood, is produced with only the most sustainable ingredients, such as wild caught seafood, seaweed, and other plant and soil-based sources.
But critics, including Greenpeace and food watchdog The Natural Resources Defense Council, have raised questions about the quality of the product.
The British company, which is based in Southampton, told the BBC that it has been selling the product for years, and that it is now being scrutinized by the government.
“We have a long history of supporting sustainable seafood practices, which are in line with best practices and regulations in the food industry,” a Sam’s spokesperson told The BBC.
“We believe our seafood is the highest quality available anywhere in the world and our products are sourced from the highest grade wild caught fish in the UK.”
However, Greenpeace has now put forward a list of the 10 most questionable ingredients in Sam’s premium seafood.
The group said the ingredients included GMO corn, GMO soy, GMO cottonseed oil, and GMO wheat.
“The food companies are using a deceptive business model, and they’re misleading consumers with the false promises of sustainable seafood products,” said Greenpeace food campaigner Simon Pickles.
“This is an important moment in time.
It’s important that people are informed about the dangers of the food they’re buying, and what they’re eating.”GMO crops: GMOs, crops engineered to resist herbicides, pesticides, and antibiotics are often grown in the United States and are genetically modified to resist the use of those chemicals.
GMOs are commonly grown in corn and soybeans, with more than 30 percent of the U.S. corn crop being genetically engineered.
Critics of GMOs say they are less environmentally friendly than conventionally grown crops, and have been linked to the development of serious health problems, including cancers, birth defects, and infertility.
But the U of S Department of Agriculture, which certifies GMOs, has repeatedly noted that GM crops do not pose a health risk.
The U.K. government recently approved the cultivation of GMO crops, with the first crops approved by the Environmental Protection Agency for food and feed, as well as for cosmetics and fertilizers.
A growing number of countries, including the United Arab Emirates, the Philippines, Thailand, China, Japan, and Australia, have also banned the cultivation and use of GMO foods.
In the U., the U’s Food Standards Agency has been investigating whether Sam’s seafood is in compliance with the law.
Sam’s is the third food company to be forced to clean up a batch of its product after being found to be in breach of the law, following the food giant Nestle and British grocery chain Morrisons.
The UK government has also said it is looking into whether the supermarket chain is violating consumer rights by selling organic food.
Nestle has been the subject of a major investigation by the British government for alleged breaches of the country’s consumer rights law.
Morrisons is also under scrutiny, with concerns over the way it manages its produce, and the fact that the company has been linked with animal cruelty and illegal animal testing.
Says Greenpeace UK food campaigner Andy Brown, “It’s clear that these companies are making misleading claims about what’s in their seafood, and we want consumers to know the risks.”