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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Farmed Fish vs Wild Fish - Another Reason

farmed fishIn 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.

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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?


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At 12:20 AM, Anonymous health said...

very nice article. fish eaters will not know all these things. thanks for enlightening.

At 6:43 AM, Anonymous Mike said...

This information will surely open some peoples eyes to what sorts of fish they are eating and the conditions they are kept in.

At 6:59 PM, Anonymous Charles said...

Wow! great info, this is the first I hear of this. You hear about beef and chicken but fish too.

I wonder if all the salmon I eat is farmed, I'm going to be checking that out.

At 6:54 PM, Anonymous Dr. Skinny said...

Great post. I think that it's also interesting to note that salmon that is farmed is artificially made to look more pink or red than it really is.

At 9:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very good Former Fat Guy.

Corn is used to fatten beef and pork. Grass fed beef has a better nutritional profile and optimally is what the livestock is genetically equipped to eat.

Fish get their omega 3 from the plankton and seaweed they eat or from eat fish and other creatures that do.

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At 8:04 PM, Anonymous April said...

Hmmm this sounds like an interesting article.I have never really tried to check the kind of fish I'm eating if it's farmed or not.Thanks for bringing this out in the open.Great post!


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