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Salmon from Norway- wild= bad for the environment, farmed lacking omega 3??

Answered on April 02, 2014
Created April 01, 2014 at 1:45 PM

I'm currently living in Hong Kong. There are fresh fish markets everywhere, but I hesitate to eat the fish. I've seen the levels of pollutants in the waters here and am very aware of how close I am to the nuclear spill in Japan. So I'm staying away from the wild caught fish in Hong Kong. Am I being too paranoid? I can get salmon at the grocery store but it is from Norway. If it is farmed, will it have the Omega 3s I need?

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If someone is worried about toxicity, the fact that sardines are small and low on the food chain makes them an excellent choice in seafood - plus they are delicious, esp fresh grilled sardines! Brush with olive oil, sprinkle w salt and pepper, stuff the cavity with parsley and rosemary, grill - then serve with a big squeeze of lemon!!! SO GOOD!!!!

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on April 02, 2014
at 03:22 AM

Depends on how it is farmed. Salmon farmed in NZ for example, is all in the ocean inlets, or mountain lakes.

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on April 01, 2014
at 02:28 PM

In the USA people might not buy a certain seafood because they feel the water might be polluted, Gulf shrimp for example from the toxic BP nightmare. So we buy shrimp that comes from your part of the world thinking it is safer when in reality the earth is a very polluted place and I'm afraid it is pretty hard to avoid polluted foods. Although I prefer wild salmon, some of the farmed fish is better than the earlier versions - do some research if you can on the practices of the industry.

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on April 01, 2014
at 01:59 PM

Eat other fish. Sardines, maybe?

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on April 02, 2014
at 03:14 AM

If someone is worried about toxicity, the fact that sardines are small and low on the food chain makes them an excellent choice in seafood - plus they are delicious, esp fresh grilled sardines! Brush with olive oil, sprinkle w salt and pepper, stuff the cavity with parsley and rosemary, grill - then serve with a big squeeze of lemon!!! SO GOOD!!!!

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