- Salmon farming is a disaster both
for the environment and for human health, and tests show farmed salmon is about five times more toxic than any other food tested
- In animal feeding studies, mice fed farmed salmon developed obesity
and diabetes — effects researchers believe are related to toxic exposures
- Besides pesticides and antibiotics used in fish farming, the most significant source of toxic exposure
is the dry pellet feed, which contains dioxins, PCBs, and other toxic pollutants
By Dr. Mercola
Nicolas Daniel’s documentary “Fillet-Oh-Fish” takes a critical look at the fish industry, featuring exclusive footage from fish farms and factories
across the globe. Many still have a rather romanticized view of fishing, but when it comes to large-scale food production, the picture is actually rather grim.
Today’s fisheries are faced with a range of severe problems, from overfishing to chemical pollution and genetic mutation from toxic exposures. As noted by the producers of the film, “through intensive farming and global
pollution, the flesh of the fish we eat has turned into a deadly chemical cocktail.”1
Despite that, the fish business is booming, in part due to efforts to keep the dirty underbelly of modern fisheries from public sight.
Aquaculture promotes itself as a sustainable solution to overfishing. But in reality, fish farms actually cause more problems than they solve. There’s
really little difference, in terms of environmental pollution, between land-based feedlots and water-based ones.
Farmed Salmon — One of the Most Toxic Foods in the World?
The film starts off in Norway, looking at the chemicals used in fish farms. Kurt Oddekalv is a respected Norwegian environmental activist, and he believes salmon farming is a disaster both for the environment and for
Below the salmon farms dotted across the Norwegian fjords, there’s a layer of waste some 15 meters high,
teeming with bacteria, drugs, and pesticides. In short, the entire sea floor has been destroyed, and since the farms are located in open water, the pollution from these farms is in no way contained.
A salmon farm can hold upwards of 2 million salmon in a relatively small amount of space. These crowded conditions result in disease, which spreads rapidly among the stressed salmon.
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I for one will not purchase any fish from out of the country..I had a very bad experience
and an eye opener when I bought some frozen cod..when I thawed the fish out it turned to MUSH...what did that tell me? DON'T EAT THIS !... I want to follow up on this information listed in Dr. Mercola's article..to find where we can SAFELY buy our favorite
fish including Salmon..
I'll come back with information as soon as I get it.. PLEASE DO WATCH THE VIDEO ..it is shocking!
Stay healty, eat healthy...go fishing in our inland lakes and perhaps Lake Michigan for CoHo??
Do not buy farm raised fish...ugh...you'll
know why when you read the rest of Dr. Mercola's article and watch the video.
"This is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice
and be glad in it". psalm 118:24