Will eating genetically modified salmon affect kids' growth?

The report on genetically modified (GM) salmon created by a Singapore don and approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is intriguing indeed ("FDA nod for GM salmon created by Singapore don"; Nov 21).

The salmon is reportedly modified to carry a growth hormone gene, and it can grow faster as the hormone is kept active all the time. It is also reported that the salmon is safe to eat.

However, my overriding concern is whether this growth hormone gene will enter and remain in our children's bloodstream when consumed. Will it affect the children's growth?

Sakina Yusuf Kagda (Mrs)