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Seattle Times letters to the editor

October 11, 2013 at 4:30 PM

Factory-farmed fish tastes better, but is not healthier

In this photo taken Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, whole fish and filets lie on ice at the Pike Place Fish Market in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

In this photo taken Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, whole fish and filets lie on ice at the Pike Place Fish Market in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Taste test overlooks

Factory-farmed fish are penned in close quarters, are fed an unnatural diet and treated with antibiotics similar to other factory-farmed animals. But they do get fatter, and a lot of taste comes from fat. [“Farm-raised salmon vs. wild: The gap is closing,” NWWednesday, Oct. 9].

However, fat is the storehouse for all those chemicals, artificial colors and drugs. Large fish farms damage already sensitive ocean ecosystems and transfer diseases to the wild fish population. I will never buy a farmed fish for that reason, and this small article on the taste test overlooks all the reasons that informed consumers might also pass on farmed fish.

Judy Neldam, Duvall

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