Probably the best place to start discussing genetic modification in the salmon farming world is in Maynard, Massachusetts at a company called AquaBounty, who by their own admission (thank you for your candor) genetically modifies salmon eggs (i) to grow faster than normal (ii) to create an all female species (I hesitate to call it salmon) and (iii) so that all fish will be sterile. As stated on the AquaBounty website, they explain how this is accomplished through (and I paraphrase); "a novel application of molecular genetics that integrates a Chinook growth hormone gene into the genome of an Atlantic salmon. By so doing it has been discovered that the time to market could be reduced from three years to 18 months." I'm having a really hard time equating this whole concept to "natural" or "healthy" or in wo(man)'s best interest. The only interest they seem to be serving is that of their executives and their stockholders (NASDAQ CM) symbol AQB. Another issue yet to be brought before the public is the lack of a requirement to disclose that what the consumer is buying and/or eating really isn't salmon and sure isn't wild...other than in concept.