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Toxic salmon?

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Does DP have a site that discusses food? Or maybe start one?

The wild salmon season is over and what is now available is the farmed kind. However, I heard that people should avoid farm raised salmon
because the fish are being fed something toxic in the feed?! Anyone know anything about this? If true does anyone know why this is done?
 

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Does DP have a site that discusses food? Or maybe start one?

The wild salmon season is over and what is now available is the farmed kind. However, I heard that people should avoid farm raised salmon
because the fish are being fed something toxic in the feed?! Anyone know anything about this? If true does anyone know why this is done?


That is one of the most ridiculous things I have ever heard....

If the fish were being fed something toxic don't you think THEY would die via toxic poisoning before they even hit your plate?

Now it is true that Tuna has high levels of mercury.
 

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I have not heard anything about toxic salmon however, don't buy British canned salmon or ... face the consequences.

 

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Does DP have a site that discusses food? Or maybe start one?

The wild salmon season is over and what is now available is the farmed kind. However, I heard that people should avoid farm raised salmon
because the fish are being fed something toxic in the feed?! Anyone know anything about this? If true does anyone know why this is done?

Farmed vs. Wild Salmon :: Washington State Dept. of Health
Today, most of the salmon available for us to eat is farmed. Early studies reported high levels of PCBs and other contaminants in farmed salmon – higher than in some species of wild salmon, such as pink salmon. Follow-up studies haven't confirmed this and the consensus among scientists and regulators is that farmed salmon and wild salmon are safe foods.

Farmed salmon available in Washington state markets is produced in Washington State, Canada, Maine, or Chile. Studies on salmon from these sources have shown low levels of organic contaminants in the fish. Strict rules on contaminant levels in feed ingredients are now in place. Changes in feed have lowered contaminant levels in these fish.

How Dangerous Is Farmed Salmon?

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/11/30/farmed-salmon-exposed.aspx

Now you just have to decide if you believe the govt.
 

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The issue with most farm raised fish is overcrowding. It does not provide space for disipation of fish poop so the fish are swiming in toilets that dont flush. Toxic may or may not be a good term to use but you can judge for yourself what you think of it.
Talapia has the same problems. Wild is best (albiet mercury issues) but that is very hard to know if you dont catch it yourself.
 

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The issue with most farm raised fish is overcrowding. It does not provide space for disipation of fish poop so the fish are swiming in toilets that dont flush. Toxic may or may not be a good term to use but you can judge for yourself what you think of it.
Talapia has the same problems. Wild is best (albiet mercury issues) but that is very hard to know if you dont catch it yourself.


Fish poop is in fish and salmon aren't bottom feeders.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with farm raised salmon.
 

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Does DP have a site that discusses food? Or maybe start one?

The wild salmon season is over and what is now available is the farmed kind. However, I heard that people should avoid farm raised salmon
because the fish are being fed something toxic in the feed?! Anyone know anything about this? If true does anyone know why this is done?

All food contains poison. You should stop eating any of it, or eventually, you'll die.
 

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