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Farmed Salmon Isn't Good For You

I'll bet most people didn't know that 80 percent of the salmon sold is farm raised. This is forcing the prices lower so that the wild salmon are less and less commercially viable. Two decades ago, more than 5,000 salmon boats fished off the coasts of Oregon and Washington. Only about 500 do today.

Normally this would sound like a good thing since fish is one of the healthiest foods on the planet and now we can get more of it less expensively. Unfortunately, there are some major flaws in this argument.

To find out why read the story on farmed fish.

Seattle Times July 21, 2003

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