Randall Lutter
AEI-Brookings Joint Center for Regulatory Studies
Katherine Tucker
Associate Professor of Nutrition; Director, Nutritional Epidemiology Program, School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University

The marketing of genetically modified (GM) salmon will lower salmon prices and increase consumption of salmon, an excep- tionally good source of omega-3 fatty acids linked to lower risk of heart disease. We estimate that the resulting increase in omega-3 intake will prevent between 600 and 2,600 deaths per year in the United States.

Key words: Genetically modified, salmon, omega-3, coronary heart disease, regulation.