[dropcap] D [/dropcap]o you eat farmed Salmon? Notice in UK shops they usually say from Scotland or Norway, why the uncertainty? Is that because they are equivalent. We know that the pesticides and dioxins coming from fish foods derived from the Baltic Sea sand eels they feed the Norwegian salmon are off the charts, are we to assume the Scottish Farmed salmon is the same? They also add a forbidden-for-humans pesticide ‘Ethoxyquin ‘to fish feed which is known to cross the blood brain barrier and is found in high quantities in farmed salmon.
Fish From The Shop Freezer!!
Did you know you can go to the freezer and get REAL WILD Alaskan Sockeye or pink Salmon from the pacific ocean for the same price? Watch this documentary and see why we need to avoid farmed salmon.
Ethoxyquin is featured in the documentary, it is a synthetic antioxidant not approved for use as a direct food additive in foods for human consumption. So why is it being detected in the food supply? Study: https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijfs/2013/585931/
Ethoxyquin (E324) is a synthetic antioxidant that is used primarily in animal feed (such as aquaculture and pet food). Globally, ethoxyquin is not approved for use as a direct food additive in foods for human consumption; therefore, ethoxyquin should not be detectable in the food supply. Specific to the omega-3 industry, some krill meals and crude fish oils for animal feed are preserved using ethoxyquin.
As the use of ethoxyquin is so controversial, some omega-3 manufacturers have asked why it is used at all in sources that can supply both human and animal nutrition products. Read more..
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 the 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.