October 27, 2021 U.S Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service 1400 Independence Ave.…
Superior Fresh, an industry-leading aquaponics facility specializing in organic leafy greens and Atlantic salmon, is the first company to offer salmon Certified Non-GMO by A Greener World. The company’s flagship facility is the largest of its kind, practicing ecologically sound water conservation and native prairie restoration in a closed-loop, zero-discharge system.
Developed at the request of farmers and consumers seeking a meaningful non-GMO label, Certified Non-GMO by AGW guarantees food is produced without the use of genetically modified feed, supplements or ingredients, and comes from animals raised according to higher animal welfare standards using sustainable agriculture methods. On salmon, the Certified Non-GMO by AGW label includes A Greener World’s Salmon Welfare Certified standards, incorporating the UK RSPCA’s respected higher welfare salmon standards. Certified Non-GMO by AGW has meaningful prohibitions on GMO contamination, and ensures that at no point in the growing, processing or manufacturing of the product will GMOs enter the system.
Superior Fresh uses a stewardship-based approach to produce their salmon, a model which positively impacts the surrounding wild ecosystems. Conventional salmon farming techniques use large amounts of water that most often carries the fish waste into sensitive marine ecosystems and sometimes into precious streams and rivers. Superior Fresh alleviated these problems with a closed system. Not only do Superior Fresh salmon contribute nutrients to their greenhouse, but the wastewater is used to help irrigate alfalfa and restore prairie on their family farm. Superior Fresh also recirculates close to 99.9% of their production water, resulting in zero waste.
Superior Fresh President Brandon Gottsacker says, “The fish production systems at Superior Fresh are designed and managed using technology that maintains clean water, giving our salmon the opportunity to live in a stress-free environment. It is our duty to make sure our fish have great welfare, leading to the best quality fish for the consumer. In the absence of a USDA Organic standard for seafood, we chose to obtain the AGW certifications for Salmon Welfare and Non-GMO to assure our customers that we meet their standards.”
Salmon Welfare Certified by AGW, Certified Non-GMO by AGW Salmon from Superior Fresh is available at many stores across the Midwest and Great Lakes region. For a complete, up-to-date directory of retail locations visit https://www.superiorfresh.com/fish.