October 11, 2013 at 4:30 PM
Factory-farmed fish tastes better, but is not healthier
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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