Farmed Fish vs Wild Fish - Another ReasonIn a paper that shows just how strange our modern world has become, Robert P. Friedland, neurologist from the University of Louisville, warns that farmed fish could be at risk of Creutzfeldt Jakob disease, or mad cow disease.
Currently, farmed fish are fed cow byproducts-a food source they would never find natural environment (unless society started dumping cow carcasses in oceans or lakes).
Friedland and co-authors raise the issue in the Journal of Alzhemier's Disease and call on food regulators to ban feeding cow bone or meat to farmed fish until it can be determined if the practice of feeding fish cow-parts is safe.
Two Reasons NOT to Eat Farmed Fish
1. Because they're stuffed into small net ponds, farmed fish are more susceptible to disease and it can spread quickly to the other fish. To counter this, farmers use antibiotics, which is then incorporated into the fish meat. When we eat the fish, we eat the antibiotics as well.
2. Raised in pens, farmed fish are fed grain, just like the cattle in their respective factory farms. Grain is not what the fish are supposed to eat and because of this, the fat they provide changes from Omega 3 to Omega 6. Most humans are already low on Omega 3, so increasing Omega 6 is not what we're looking for.
In my opinion, wild fish is much better than farmed. Just as grass fed cattle is much healthier for us than factory farmed, so is fish. Factory farmed animals are cheaper, but in the long run, we pay with our health don't we?