In fact, toxicology testing reveals it is one of the most toxic foods in the world - over 5 times more noxious than any other food tested. Yet many think it's healthy, and even the environmentally responsible thing to do. Don't be fooled.
Does Your Farmed Salmon Contain This Chemical?
Fish farms are the water-based equivalents of land-based concentrated animal feeding operations, and as such they create the same, if not worse, environmental concerns
Since the salmon pens are placed along wild salmon runs, they pose a severe threat to wild salmon that pass by, exposing wild fish to diseases such as piscine reovirus, which now threatens wild salmon with extinction
Toxicology testing reveals farmed salmon is one of the most toxic foods in the world — more than five times more toxic than any other food tested, with eight times higher PCB levels than wild salmon
One of the reasons farmed salmon contain higher levels of toxins than wild is because their feed can be highly contaminated. Another is because they contain far higher levels of fat, which binds to and accumulates toxins
A chemical of particular concern found in farmed salmon (but not in wild) is ethoxyquin — a rubber stabilizer, pesticide, preservative and antioxidant all in one, and a suspected carcinogen that damages DNA