10 REASONS

10 REASONS TO NOT EAT FARMED SALMON

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1: LOADS OF MANURE:

Salmon farmers never shovel their manure, they just let it fall through the nets. Think kitty litter box, that never gets changed. Thousands of tons of feces and other waste on the seafloor around the sites that is never removed.READ MORE

2: PATHOGEN MUTATIONS:

600,000 Atlantic salmon swimming in a soup of mucus and excrement – breeds pathogen mutations that enter the ocean and the supermarkets. READ MOREAND MORE,  AND SOME MORE

3: EATING FARMED SALMON = EATING TOXINS:

A US scientist studying toxins in farmed salmon told the media, “One should avoid farmed salmon like the plague.” READ THE STUDYREAD THE MEDIA ON THIS STUDYREAD ANOTHER STUDY

4: ARTIFICIALLY DYED:

Farmed salmon are colored pink to imitate wild salmon. Producers use the Salmo Fan to pick what color they want the fish to be.  The colorant is added to the feed. READ MORETHERE’S MORE

5: FARMED SALMON FEED ON PESTICIDE DANGEROUS TO HUMAN HEALTH:

In April 2013, Norway got the European Union to allow 10xs more Endosulphan in farmed salmon feed.  This is a pesticide banned in many parts of the world because it is so dangerous to human health. READ MOREOH NORWAY,  FACT SHEET,  ARTICLE

6: FARMED SALMON FEED CONTAINS PIG BY-PRODUCTS:

If farmed salmon feed contains pig by-products, is smoked farmed salmon Kosher? READ MORE

7: NETS ARE HAZARDOUS TO WILD ANIMALS:

Seals, sea lions and birds become trapped and drown in salmon farm nets. READ MORETHE PROBLEM

8: NOT SUSTAINABLE:

Farmed salmon cannot feed the world because they use more fish than they produce.  Farm salmon eat pellets made of fish, grains, chicken by-products and oils.  They contribute to fishing pressure driving wild stocks towards extinction. READ MORE

9: CONTRIBUTE TO DECLINE OF WILD SALMON:

Wild salmon have gone into decline everywhere salmon farms operate. This damages coastal economies and life in our coastal oceans. READ THE SCIENCEPOPULAR SCIENCEMORE

10: CAUSES BRAIN DAMAGE IN DEVELOPING BABIES:

Norwegian doctors warn mothers not to eat farmed salmon because the high levels of toxins in farmed salmon are known to be damaging to the developing brains in babies. Dr. Anne-Lise Bjørke Monsen risked her career to bring us this news. Toxicologist Claudette Bethune was fired by Norwegian government for trying to warn the public about high cadmium levels. Since so many people eat farmed salmon hoping it will benefit their health, it is important to check out what these women have to say. TRANSLATED FROM NORWEGIAN,   TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

 

 

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