Detailed view

  • 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.
  • Director: Bertram Verhaag
  • Director of photography: Stefan Schindler, Gerardo Milsztein
  • Editor (Cut): Gabriele Kröber
  • Sound: Zoltan Ravasz
    • Production company: DENKmal-Film Verhaag GmbH
    • Distributed by: DENKmal-Film Verhaag GmbH
  • (2011) Life Sciences Film Festival , Prag
  • (2012) Tranzyt Documentary Film Festival, Poznan




ONLINEFILM Editorial & Support
C. Cay Wesnigk


Phone +49 451 5057570
Fax +49 451 282223

Snail mail
Heisterbusch 3
23611 Bad Schwartau

The newsletter registration is temporarily disabled. Here you can subscribe to our newsletter.
We will keep you posted about and the ONLINEFILM AG and inform you about new films and special offers.



Heisterbusch 3
23611 Bad Schwartau / Germany
Phone +49 451 5057570
Fax +49 451 282223

C. Cay Wesnigk - wesnigk(at)

Chairman of the supervisory board:
Roland Schmidt

Registered address:
Wakenitzmauer 34-36
23552 Lübeck / Germany

22 296 23957 Finanzamt Lübeck
USt ID DE 214233673
HRB 7698 HL
Amtsgericht Lübeck (local court)