Five Reasons to AVOID Farm-Raised Fish

Updated: Jan 20


The name “Farm-Raised” may conjure an image of a pristine pond, fed by a crystal clear spring on Farmer John’s “back 40”.


But nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, aquaculture – the name given to the industry that produces farm-raised fish – produces some of the most contaminated fish on earth.


By the way, if you think you're safe by purchasing "Atlantic" seafood, think again. Virtually all Atlantic seafood sold in the U.S. is farm-raised. If it doesn't say "Wild-Caught" on the label, it isn't and you don't want to eat it.


Consider these facts: • Farmed salmon contain 10 times more carcinogenic toxins (PCBs, dioxin, etc.) than wild salmon, according to a study published in the journal Science. • Eating more than one meal of farmed salmon per month contains enough PCBs to raise cancer risk significantly. • Farmed fish are administered more antibiotics by weight than any other “livestock”. • Seven out of 10 pieces of farmed fish tested had concentrations of cancer-causing PCBs high enough to trigger health warnings from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (EPA)


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