Legal Sea Foods won’t add genetically modified salmon to its menu any time soon

Roger Berkowitz, President and CEO of Legal Sea Foods, at Legal Crossing restaurant.
Roger Berkowitz, President and CEO of Legal Sea Foods, at Legal Crossing restaurant. –Kayana Szymczak / The Boston Globe

The FDA approved genetically altered salmon on Thursday, but the “frankenfish’’ won’t be getting Legal Sea Foods President and CEO’s stamp of approval anytime soon, according to The Boston Globe.

The seafood restaurant’s leader Roger Berkowitz said he’s still not sure that eating genetically modified fish is safe, the Globe reported.

“I would not serve it in our restaurants, as I’m personally not convinced of its impact on our bodies, either long- or short-term,’’ he said in an e-mail to the Globe Thursday night.

Genetically modified salmon grows twice as fast as normal salmon. The gene alteration was engineered by the Massachusetts-based company AquaBounty.

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