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Farmed Salmon — One of the Most Toxic Foods in the World

Shockingly, research finds that the most abundant source of toxic exposure is not actually the pesticides or the antibiotics, but the dry pellet feed! Pollutants found in the fish feed include dioxins, PCBs, and a number of different drugs and chemicals. These ccontaminants cause  =permanent damage to the organism and is associated with autism, ADHD, disorders of the immune system and the endocrine system.

According to Dr. Monsen, a prominent biologist:

“I do not recommend pregnant women, children or young people eat farmed salmon. It is uncertain in both the amount of toxins salmon contain, and how these drugs affect children, adolescents and pregnant women… The type of contaminants that have been detected in farmed salmon have a negative effect on brain development and is associated with autism, ADD / ADHD and reduced IQ. We also know that they can affect other organ systems in the body’s immune system and metabolism.”
If you ask the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) they  declare it is farmed Salmon.  In fact, the EPA recommends that you not eat more than one meal of farmed salmon per month. However, it’s one of the most dangerous recommendations. FARMED SALMON IS ONE OF THE MOST TOXIC FOODS IN THE WORLD.
It’s important to understand that farm raised fish of ALL species can spell disaster for your health in a number of ways. First of all, fish were never meant to eat corn, grains, or poultry and pork for that matter. In addition, farmed fish of all species are also given a dangerous concoction of vitamins, antibiotics, and depending on the fish,  and synthetic pigments.

What Makes the Fish Feed so Toxic?

So what’s wrong with the fish feed? Why is it so toxic? In one Norwegian fish pellet plant, the main ingredient turns out to be eel, used for their high protein and fat content, and other fatty fish from the Baltic Sea.

That’s where the problem begins, as the Baltic is highly polluted. Some of the fish used have toxic levels of pollutants, which then simply get incorporated into the feed pellets.
In Sweden, fish mongers are now required to warn patrons about the potential toxicity of Baltic fish. According to government recommendations, you should not eat fatty fish like herring more than once a week, and if you’re pregnant, fish from the Baltic should be avoided altogether.
Swedish Greenpeace activist Jan Isakson reveals some of the sources of all this pollution. Just outside of Stockholm, there’s a massive paper mill on the bank of the Baltic that generates toxic dioxins.
Nine other industrialized countries surrounding the Baltic Sea also dump their toxic waste into this closed body of water. Dioxins bind to fat, which is why herring, eel, and salmon are particularly vulnerable, and end up accumulating higher amounts than other fish.
As a result of being deemed unfit for human consumption, some of these fatty fish are now primarily used as fish food. In this way, toxicity in the farmed salmon is allowed to build up even higher than in the wild.

Omega-3 Levels in Farmed Salmon Is Nearly Half of That in Wild Salmon

According to the International Fishmeal and Fish Oil Organization (IFFO), today’s farmed fillet may contain as little as half of the omega-3s as it did less than a decade ago. This is because farmed salmon are now feasting on byproducts of hog and poultry processing, soybeans and soybean oil, canola oil, corn and other grain instead of small wild fish high in omega-3s.

Farmed Salmon Can Cause Cancer

Did you know that eating more than one meal of farm-raised salmon per month can increase your risk of developing cancer in the future due to the increased levels of chemicals and antibiotics?
Farm-raised salmon contain PCB which are cancer-causing chemicals  at a concentration 16 times higher than wild salmon, and the level of dioxin is also higher, by a factor of 11 fold.
Additionally, farmed salmon provides your body with higher levels of inflammation producing omega-6 fatty acids. Inflammation leads to many diseases including cancer, diabetes, arthritis, coronary artery disease and even Alzheimer’s.

Banned Synthetic Astaxanthin

Farmed salmon get filled full of synthetic astaxanthin that no government has ever approved for human consumption. The feed given to farmed fish is a dull gray color. This potentially harmful variety of astaxanthin is used to make salmon flesh look more of a pink color so humans who eat farmed salmon will be fooled into believing they are eating real wild fish.
Did you know that Farmed Salmon:
  1. are fed pellets of chicken feces, corn meal, soy, genetically modified canola oil and other fish containing concentrations of toxins
  2. have seven times the levels of PCB’s as wild salmon
  3. have 30 times the number of sea lice
  4. are fed toxic chemicals to give them color
  5. are given antibiotics at higher levels than any other livestock
  6. have less omega 3’s due to lack of wild diet
  7. are susceptible to more disease
When you go to a restaurant and order salmon off the menu, make sure it says wild salmon.  If the menu does not say, it is farmed.  Farming salmon makes it much more affordable as wild salmon prices about as much as a high end cut of beef.  When trying to make healthy dinner choices for your family, choose land animals or wild salmon.  Your family will thank you for it later.
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