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Wild Salmon vs Farm Raised Salmon

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1 hour ago, thuglife said:

Salaam

So I'm told that farm raised salmon is very bad for one's health. How true is this?

It's not very bad for health, as far as I know. Salmon farms are bad for the environment, and a bad environment is bad for health. However, farm raised salmon are fed a diet of mostly corn, and therefore have greater amount of inflammatory Omega six fatty acids, compared to wild salmon, whose diet it rooted in green plants and therefore are rich in anti-inflammatory Omega three. 

Farm raised salmon is still healthier than a lot of other foods, but wild caught is much healthier. 

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Sockeye is amazing. I had a fat piece, and my feet and legs started getting warmer. Nice.

Farm raised is a lot juicier as the fat content is higher. But I just saw an interview of someone advocating for sockeye because it is the best meat on the planet.

 

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Salmon is great, but that Dr. Mercola has some pretty wild ideas, if you read through his publications.  Some of his teachings might be right, but certainly not all.  I'd not take his word as fact.

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It true that Farm Salmon can be compromised. The environment they are brought up in are very constraint (being raised in a fish tank, basically), so there is opportunity for disease and parasite infections to spread quickly. There is also the diet concerns as raised above. they are fed whatever is cheapest rather than what is natural and im sure they have antibiotics pumped in too. then theirs the concerns over worker conditions. I guess I've been watching too many Netflix documentaries.

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Farm raised salmon's diet is such that the natural color it would attain would be white, not pink which is mostly the color of wild salmon. 

To induce naturalness, farmers pigment the farm raised salmon with a chemical which makes them attain pink color, yes the poor farm raised salmon is fed so much chemical that its meat get pigmented pink. Just due to this, I won't go near farm raised anything.

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On 2/4/2018 at 8:25 PM, M.IB said:

Wild all the way. 

I wish we could always eat wild, the cases of cancer among the general population is increasing because all of this strange things they put in the meat (antibiotics and hormonal feedings) nowadays to increase income and logistic performance.

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Farmed salmon is good. Farming methods need to be kept in check to make sure we don't unnecessarily pollute the environment, that's all. And that is being done.

Farmed salmon is high in fat, which is excellent for health. I only eat farmed salmon, here in Australia it is farmed in the southern most state of Tasmania. Tastes delicious too.

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5 hours ago, Mohammed-Mehdi said:

Do you think we should buy Alaska or Pacific in Europe, as well?

I don't know how the salmon is farmed in Europe. The two main issues I have with salmon farming in North America are the damage to the environment and the inferior feed that is given to the fish resulting in less nutritional value. It might be different there. 

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On 2/7/2018 at 9:16 PM, Irfani313 said:

Farm raised salmon's diet is such that the natural color it would attain would be white, not pink which is mostly the color of wild salmon. 

To induce naturalness, farmers pigment the farm raised salmon with a chemical which makes them attain pink color, yes the poor farm raised salmon is fed so much chemical that its meat get pigmented pink. Just due to this, I won't go near farm raised anything.

So you avoid chicken, lamb, beef etc?

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On 2/17/2018 at 11:29 PM, Mohammed-Mehdi said:

@thuglife wa Alayk el Selaam Ive seen some old topics of you. Still going with the same name and even picture. Whatsup with that bro.

I did not know the name can be changed. Would it throw people off who read replies addressed to "thuglife?" Should I change the pic with the seasons?

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On 2/18/2018 at 4:48 AM, notme said:

I don't know how the salmon is farmed in Europe. The two main issues I have with salmon farming in North America are the damage to the environment and the inferior feed that is given to the fish resulting in less nutritional value. It might be different there. 

But do you hold beef and chicken to the same standard? Their feed is mostly corn, which is not their natural diet.

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9 hours ago, thuglife said:

But do you hold beef and chicken to the same standard? Their feed is mostly corn, which is not their natural diet.

Ideally, yes. If grass fed halal beef or chicken is available, I am willing to pay more for it. I didn't say farm raised salmon is bad; I said it's less good. We sometimes eat Atlantic (farm raised) salmon, but my preference is Pacific (wild) because the diet of the animal is better. 

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On 10/02/2018 at 9:56 AM, hasanhh said:

l am more comfortable with farmed raised rather than 'wild' because there is essentially no chance of plastic ingestion from the seas or chemical contamination.

But there is the issue of sea lice, I suppose.

Having said that if the lice have been eating salmon all their lives, then they have as much salmon as the salmon itself.

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18 hours ago, thuglife said:

I did not know the name can be changed. Would it throw people off who read replies addressed to "thuglife?" Should I change the pic with the seasons?

Salam, if you PM (private message) admins such as @Qa'im @Hameedeh @Reza, and tell them which name you want, they can change it for you.

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