Another problem with Farm-Raised salmon is their level of omega-3 fats which may be reduced by about 50 percent compared to wild salmon. But it does not end there. These farmed salmon contain high levels of contaminants. The Norwegian Department of Health has raised serious concerns about high levels of contaminants in farm-raised salmon. So serious are these contaminants that in 2006, Russia actually banned Norwegian farmed salmon, claiming it contained excessive amounts of lead and cadmium (originating from the feed).
As you may know, Norway is the world's top producer of farmed salmon. Last year, reports of farmed salmon toxicity actually spread through Norwegian news, and the Norwegian Health Department went on the record warning against eating too much farmed salmon due to contamination concerns. Only consume natural free range salmon caught in the wild, the extra price is well worth it.
Lynn Thier, RHN,
Certified Cancer Coach.