stradee, believe me, I know how salmon are grown. That is why I asked the question based upon an ad in the NYTimes which wa, by the way, in part, funded by the fishing industry. I always question motives , even regarding such panic reports. Id suggest you do some more reading and dont be too quick with posting info about a chemical like astaxanthins, whcixh are gotten by krill , from their diets of algaes which are sequesterers of these antioxidants. Predator fish eat krill. So farmed salmon are fed fish meal and , of course, additives and the natural asta-2. But you have stated something like "do you know that oranges contain toxic substances like citric acid/"
My original question, is being answered. and, my statement of "not growing salmon is not an alternative that, to me, makes any sense'.
PCBs were listed as a toxicant from farmed salmon. the salmon caught in the wild is already monitored for pCBs and there are often pCB advisories given for areas in Canada where people fish for wild salmon. whats youre choice/ improve farming? or decadecimate the remaining wild salmon stocks and have an unavailable resource forewver? i dont even like the taste of wild salmon cans of which, the companies used to add coal tar derivative dyes to the packaged meat. Now thats healthy. Of course weve grown past that. So why not do the same with pen raising salmon and other seafoods?
Ehbeth, as I said, Im skeptical about the motives of the NYTimes ad. Who sponsored it? why/ are they competitors? when anyone says "we must stop this "factory farming' for Gods sake" I really get my hackles up. Sounds a bit like Copernicus getting a chewing out by the church. I never said farm raised fish are without sin. However, theri sins arent mortal. WHy arent we getting on our governments to limit the sources of endocrine disrupters and estrogen mimics in our waterways/ these are mostly from simple ass detergents , nothing exotic. The rticles against Farm raised salmon, i think, are from major fishing industry reps and fishing countries, not a group of concerned scientists without personal axes. Ill bet most of the scientists are well remunerated for their opinions from a lobby7 of some sort.
Im not indicting, im deeply questioning motive
oh, heres a url on astaxanthin but of course, its from an industry advocacy group so theri own scientists produce the data