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: Farmed Salmon - Who Eats that Sh*t?


juro
05-15-2013, 07:44 AM
We should be utterly disgusted with farmed salmon, not just because of the exotic viruses evolving from European brood that are killing wild American salmon; not just because of the parasite explosions, aquatic pesticides, excessive antibiotic use, genetic tampering, contaminants, effluent wastes and rampant disease - but because big business prioritizes corporate profits without concern for any of these risks while an ambivalent public gobbles it up.
We should be disgusted with these businesses and the government officials they buy out, but even more so we should be disgusted with ourselves for putting it in our mouths and swallowing it, because if we stop doing that the problem would be solved in one or two accounting cycles. .02
http://vimeo.com/61301410

titleguy
05-15-2013, 03:39 PM
We should be utterly disgusted with farmed salmon, not just because of the exotic viruses evolving from European brood that are killing wild American salmon; not just because of the parasite explosions, aquatic pesticides, excessive antibiotic use, genetic tampering, contaminants, effluent wastes and rampant disease - but because big business prioritizes corporate profits without concern for any of these risks while an ambivalent public gobbles it up.
We should be disgusted with these businesses and the government officials they buy out, but even more so we should be disgusted with ourselves for putting it in our mouths and swallowing it, because if we stop doing that the problem would be solved in one or two accounting cycles. .02
http://vimeo.com/61301410

The only farmed salmon I eat is Ducktrap Smoked Salmon trim ( also the only salmon I eat) I do not buy any farmed fish otherwise.

MartyG
06-25-2013, 09:25 AM
Wow. I watched the video and was shocked. I'd read several years ago about the farms in the North Atlantic in Norway and Sweden. All I remembered was that the fish ended up living in water with a high concentration of their own droppings and that the bland food they were fed resulted in bland tasting fish.

This issue is right up there with gold mines destroying rivers.

boatdrinks
06-28-2013, 08:42 AM
I agree that those are problems but I think we need to also remember that farmed seafood is going to be the wave of the future if we're going to avoid wiping out all edible fish from commercial fishing (stripers come to mind). I'd be hesitant to say farmed salmon is bad more that their practices are bad.