Farm raised vs wild salmon

Alli - posted on 04/20/2016 ( 11 moms have responded )

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Were you aware of the health implications that farm raised salmon can have on children? Check out this 1 minute video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6hqXfWNXzQ

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 04/22/2016

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I absolutely LOVE salmon. Cooked, sushi, sashimi...Bring it on!

This is one of the reasons that i'm aware of the sustainability issue, and the quality of farm raised vs. wild salmon. I'd much rather consume a farm raised specimen, from a controlled environment, than a wild one, which further depletes the wild population, leading to ultimate extinction.

Dove - posted on 04/22/2016

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The simplest thing we do to salmon is lightly coat it on both sides w/ mayo and bake it. SOOOO good. :) Actually... that's the only way I cook it.

Sarah - posted on 04/22/2016

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This video, has no references or data to support her claims. Sure wild salmon may be a better choice than farm raised salmon. However, you need to look at the bigger picture; would it be better to eat farmed raised salmon or McDonalds? Balance and moderation as MaryAnn pointed out, are the keys to a healthy diet. I am curious how many families actually eat salmon? We do, and as Lent just ended we have had a lot of fish lately. My nieces and nephews won't eat more than a bite or two at best. And since I have gone off topic; anyone have a good recipe for salmon? We like in best grilled, and with a ginger sauce or plain. i am always looking to change it up.

MaryAnn - posted on 04/21/2016

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I'm just going to throw this out there- it is far safer than most of America's staple protein foods.
There are definite safety concerns regarding seafood- such as no requirement for accurate source. However, so long as it is not eaten in ridiculous quantities, the consumer has no known allergies or medical concerns, and it is prepared in a safe manner- I wouldnt take too much stock in the negatives.
As some of the other ladies pointed out, sustainability is really the important food issue facing the first world.
I suggest eggs. Chicken, duck, quail, fish... Eat em up.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 04/21/2016

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Still waiting for Alli to back up her claims...

Sarah - posted on 04/21/2016

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What a load of crap. Really? The mother who feeds her child fruit-roll-ups and other artificially colored foods is going to make a huge fuss over farm raised salmon? At least those fish are not exposed to sewage dumps and other water pollutants. How often do you eat salmon? Twice a month? Under any circumstances that is considered safe.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 04/20/2016

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So...Alli...

Please provide any actual sources (other than youtube vids)

Ev - posted on 04/20/2016

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I would like to still know the resources, information and so on that they used to make this video. I would like to know if it is reliable information.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 04/20/2016

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Hmm...and the sources for that one minute video? Do you realize that continuing to harvest the salmon that is NOT farm raised (sustainably raised), wild salmon will soon be extinct?

Sustainability in consumption, whether it be farm raised salmon, farm raised tuna, crab, or any other "farm raised" seafood needs to be the new normal.

ETA: The farm raised salmon, etc, is actually raised in a more controlled environment, and other sources have shown that it is actually healthier to consume.

Ev - posted on 04/20/2016

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But this is only one person's look or take on this subject. What are the sources for this video? How reliable or those sources? And importantly, where is there more information to back up the claims in this video?
I can not look at a video and take word for word what is said about the subject unless I already know something of the subject myself and can determine that it is relaible and a good source.

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