The Massachusetts based company called AquaBounty is calling this fish the AquAdvantage, and although it is supposed to be similar to an Atlantic salmon, it also contains growth hormones from a Chinook salmon and an ocean pout, an eel-like fish. These growth hormones will allow the AquAdvantage to grow large enough for human consumption in just a year and a half, as opposed to a natural salmon that takes about three years to grow to its full size.
The FDA’s approval is opposed by food-safety activists, environmental groups, and the salmon fishing industry itself, who worry that the existence of this genetically modified fish could lead the way to many other potentially unsafe GMO animal foods. This fish was created specifically for human consumption, and yet even regular GMO foods have many problems and negative affects on human health. We cannot begin to imagine the havoc that genetically modified animals could have on our health and our world.