Fish has always been recommended by doctors and nutritionists. It contains good fat and omega 3 acids that can reduce the risk of heart disease. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), eating fish is even one of the best ways to ensure good heart health. What you read in this article may surprise you.
Fish and shellfish have always been present in human nutrition since prehistoric times. Fish farming is in fact a very old practice, the Assyrians and Romans raised fish in ponds. Throughout history, fish and shellfish have been a source of economic power.
In addition to eating fresh fish, techniques such as smoking and salting have been used to conserve salmon. To this day, smoked salmon is a popular food in many countries around the world.
It is undeniable that the fish is rich in omega 3, vitamin D, and minerals (iron, zinc, potassium and magnesium). However, farmed fish, particularly salmon and tilapia, are very dangerous to health.
As we all know, fisheries are now confronted with a myriad of problems, namely: overfishing, chemical pollution or even the genetic mutation of toxic exposures. In his documentary “Fillets -Oh- Fish”, Nicolas Daniel takes a critical look at industries and fish farms by presenting exclusive internal images about their operation. According to the producers of this documentary film, the flesh of the fish we eat, would be very dangerous, because of intensive farming and pollution.
Farmed salmon is one of the most toxic foods in the world!
The high cost of growing the salmon industry has affected both the consumer and the environment. Because salmon farming poses a great threat to wild fish populations and surrounding communities.
Unfortunately, salmon farming i s one of the most harmful aquaculture production systems. Open net pens are placed directly into the ocean, where chemicals are generally rejected.
The film also features salmon farms in the Norwegian Fjords, where you can see a layer of waste several meters high, populated by bacteria and pesticides. Farms can hold up to two million salmon in a relatively narrow space. These conditions and the pesticides used to control pathogens (such as sea lice) have very harmful effects on health.
What can we do ?
Right now, the industry is focusing on profits and is not very concerned about the environment and people’s health. We invite you to become more curious about your diet: where and how was it made or raised?
We must stop eating farmed salmon to take care of your health and stop the global industry from further polluting our oceans and our environment. Fish is undoubtedly one of the tastiest and healthiest foods and it is essential to incorporate it into its diet. But in an extreme industrial era, be very careful in choosing your fish for your meal. And if you are a fan of salmon, choose it wild.