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Another Reason Not to Eat Farmed Fish

As if people needed any more reasons to avoid them, reports have surfaced that farmed fish have been fed food contaminated with melamine, the very same chemical linked to the ongoing pet food recall disaster.

And, like previous incidents involving pets, melamine was added to the Canadian-made fish feed (wheat flour) to deceive fish farms into believing it contained higher amounts of protein than it really did.

Once again, Dr. David Acheson, the FDA's newly appointed "food protection czar," attempted to tone down all the worry about melamine, speculating the level of melamine is "expected" to be too low to pose any danger to human health. Just the same, fish samples are now being screened for melamine, just in case. So, that report about Asian fish farms using chicken feces for food doesn't seem so far-fetched after all...

Without exposure to toxins, not to mention mercury, fish would be a near-perfect source for the omega-3 fats your body needs. You can get the same nutritional benefits -- without the toxins -- by taking a high-quality fish or krill oil daily.

Yahoo News May 8, 2007