• Monster Salmon

Monster Salmon

a film by Bertram Verhaag

Monster Salmon

Germany | 2006

Die Firma Aqua Bounty Technologies möchte gentechnisch veränderte, größere und schneller wachsende Lachse züchten. Der Film erklärt, wie diese Exemplare, sollten einige entkommen, die natürliche Lachspopulation auslöschen können. Die Folgen wären unumkehrbar.
You can find it in buffets, with pasta, on bread, steamed in dill sauce or cooked on the grill. Salmon has become big business.

It’s 2004, and Canadian company AQUA BOUNTY is about to obtain market approval for its sterile, genetically manipulated giant salmon. The fish grows to six times the size of its wild relatives – and in only half the time. What's more, it's almost inevitable that individual fish will escape from Aqua Bounty's farm - with devastating consequences for the world's wild salmon populations.

Neither AquaBounty Technologies nor the American Health Authority, the FDA, has commissioned independent scientists to research the impact of this development on the environment, on animal populations - or on people's health.

Regardless of any fears harbored by consumers, these genetically modified fish will soon land in our frying pans and on our plates. Without their knowledge, 200 million Americans are already being used as guinea pigs. Is there a connection between the increase in chronic diseases and weakened immune systems, and consumption of this “gene food”? Some scientists think so. And could eating sterile fish lead to sterility in the consumer? These questions have remained unanswered – until now.
Cast and Crew
  • Director Bertram Verhaag
  • Director of Photography Gerardo Milsztein, Stefan Schindler
  • Editor Gabi Kröber
  • Sound Zoltan Ravasz
Original Languages



Production Company
DENKmal-Film Verhaag GmbH
Herzogstr. 97, 80796 München

Phone: +49 89 526601

Fax: +49 89 5234742

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