Farmed Atlantic salmon are nowhere near as healthy as wild salmon; they do not pack an equal amount of omega benefits. The crowded pens that farmed fish are kept in increase the chances of parasites and disease being spread. Atlantic salmon also have to be fed dyes in order to retain the natural pink color.
Before you purchase salmon, be sure to inquire with the staff (or restaurant’s chef) where the salmon came from. At the market look for wild salmon that legally cannot be farmed such as “sockeye salmon” or “Alaskan salmon.”
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