Fish has long been acknowledged as one of the healthiest foods for many reasons, and salmon, in particular, gets high praise from the health community because of its high omega-3 content. However, when it comes to farmed salmon, many experts agree that description couldn’t be further from the truth.
Director Nicolas Daniels filmed a documentary called, “Fillet-Oh-Fish. The film took an in-depth look at the Norwegian fjords that contain salmon farms, and to everyone’s surprise, they found a layer of waste about 15 meters high. The waste contained bacteria, drugs, and pesticides, among other unsavory and unsanitary things. Since the sea farms are situated in open water, it’s impossible to contain the pollution.
According to Dr. Joseph Mercola, “Today’s fisheries are faced with a range of severe problems, from overfishing to chemical pollution and genetic mutation from toxic exposures.”