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Go Wild on your salmon!

So, you all know you should eating WILD salmon, and NOT farmed Atlantic salmon. Right?

Right?

I’m not going to delve into the full story on this post, but if you want more information check out here.

And according to Seafood Watch,

One of the biggest concerns is the amount of food required to raise farmed salmon. It generally takes three pounds of wild fish to grow one pound of farmed salmon. The environmental impact of salmon farming is still increasing as global production continues to rise.

Most salmon are farmed in open pens and cages in coastal waters. Waste from these farms is released directly into the ocean. Parasites and diseases from farmed salmon can spread to wild fish swimming near the farms and escaping farmed salmon can harm wild populations. As a result, all salmon farmed in ocean net pens get an “Avoid” ranking.

Farmed salmon also has higher levels of the toxin PCB, and get their pinkish hue from food with pink food dye. They are also fed grains (um, who ever heard of a fish who ate GRAINS?) and also disgusting leftovers from slaughterhouses. Now, this isn’t every salmon farm, but there is just no way of telling. That’s why I don’t order Atlantic salmon at  restaurants anymore.

But here’s the issue: you know you should be eating your fish (up to 12 ounces a week of low-mercury fish) and getting your healthy omega-3s!

Enter wild salmon. If you like salmon, your best bet is to eat WILD salmon.

And it just so happens that I had the most kick ass salmon last night from the company Henry & Lisa’s. You can check out the website for their story and their other products, but last night I (ok, Matt) made the Wild Alaskan Salmon with Asian Ginger Marinade.

Oh my god, amazing! Super easy to prepare, cook, and NO fishy flavor. Truly superior.

If you live in NYC, you can find their products in smaller retailers pretty much all over. You can type in your zip code and see where their products are carried near you. I bought mine at the Park Slope Food Co-op.

This is definitely going to be a staple in my freezer!

August 11, 2010 at 1:21 pm 4 comments

This Week’s Nibbles

Happy Friday!

I’m inaugurating a new weekly Friday post–articles, blog posts, and stories I’ve come across on the web that I feel are worth sharing. Read them all now or savor them to read throughout the weekend. But I’ve done all the work for you and found this week’s best reads (in my humble opinion).  Just a disclaimer about this week’s picks: a few involve food safety, such as chicken and salmon farming. I’ll let you know which ones they are in case ignorant bliss is for you (I promise not to hold it against you)  Enjoy–and have a fabulous weekend!

For all those “almost” vegetarians or “pescatarians,” this one’s for you. **Graphic**

Dr. Weil enlightens us on the best time of day to take your vitamins

Are you eating the 12 healthiest foods on earth? If not, add ’em to your diet!

No time in the day for your daily “ohmmmmm?” How about meditating while eating

Your kitchen is dirtier than you think-take it from this microbiology student! This video is worth the watch, even just to see what a nut Kathy Lee Gifford is!

You might not ever want to eat at the Cheesecake Factory again (or at least, order the seafood)

In a follow up from the above article- a closer look at where our salmon is coming from. A must read for the salmon lovers out there (ignorant bliss comes into play here–but this issue  is VERY important)

What’s the new diet trend among the trendy (and stupid, in my opinion) in Los Angeles?

And to end the list with an homage to our incredible Mother Earth:

National Geographic’s most incredible pictures of the year–guaranteed to inspire you and develop even more love for mother nature

July 17, 2009 at 1:47 pm Leave a comment


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