"Food from the salmon “is as safe as food from conventional Atlantic salmon,” the F.D.A. said in its analysis, which was posted1 on its Web site Friday. “There is a reasonable certainty of no harm from consumption of food from this animal.”How Monster Salmon Are Engineered
- Modified Salmon Is Safe, F.D.A. Says, NYT, Sept 3 2010
"The AquAdvantage Atlantic salmon contains a growth hormone gene from the Chinook salmon that is kept active all year round by a genetic on-switch from a different fish, the ocean pout.Will you eat it?
Normally, salmon produce growth hormone only in warm weather. So with the hormone produced year round, the AquAdvantage salmon grow faster.
One issue that might attract some discussion ... The engineered salmon have slightly higher levels of insulinlike growth factor 1 (IGF-1), a hormone related to growth hormone. Some studies suggest that high levels of IGF-1 ... are associated with greater cancer risk."
I take that back. I suppose we won't know we're eating it because it won't be labeled.
Photo from NYTs article: "A salmon genetically engineered to grow faster and an unmodified salmon of the same age."