Don’t buy it!
Fish has always been considered a health food, but research the industry for the breeding of fish, conducted in the framework of the documentary “Filet-o-fish” Nicholas Daniel suggests otherwise, reports Rus.Media.
Farmed (so-called “aquaculture”) fish, in particular salmon, is today one of the most dangerous for food products.
Fish farms have positioned themselves as a solution to the problem of declining fish populations due to too intense fishing, but in fact they create more problems than they solve.
Here’s the problem:
1. Farming salmon is the most toxic fish
Surprisingly, according to the author of the film, the bottom is in many places off the coast of Norway is littered with garbage layer thickness up to 15 m. the debris — the result of managing fish farms in aquaculture conditions (in cages) artificially grown sold worldwide “Norwegian salmon”.
Garbage full of pesticides, which enter into the composition of the feed and waste from the medications that feed the fish that grows in close cages. This is unnatural for fish feed and in very close conditions are actively developing a variety of fish diseases such as sea lice or infectious virus of anemia in salmon. Diseases are among the weak and stressed fish rapidly.
For pest and disease apply even more pesticides and antibiotics, making fish toxic and dangerous for human consumption.
2. Genetic mutations
Used pesticides destroy not only sea lice, but also affect the DNA of a fish, causing mutations in the film in an example of a mutated species of cod.
Given that the aquaculture farm may not always be 100% isolated, there is a threat of distribution of such mutations through the “sbhajek” females of the same cod that create the offspring of males with healthy wild populations. Salmon also suffers from mutations, although often not as noticeable to the eye as a sliver.
3. Fish obesity
The conditions of detention, nutrition and use of pesticides and antibiotics leads to a change in the nutrient composition of fish. This applies mainly to the percentage of fat in the tissues: the fat content of wild salmon is about 5-7%, while fat content aquaculture salmon can range from 14.5% to 34%!
The danger of this is that the majority of toxins (e.g. pesticides) fat-soluble and accumulate in fat, so aquaculture salmon will contain far more toxins than wild.
4. Questionable food
Often the main source of toxins — dry pellets fish feed, one of the main ingredients of which is acne, and also other fatty fish caught in the Baltic sea. Eel is a popular food due to the high content of protein and fat, but therein lies the danger.
Around the Baltic sea are industrial enterprises of different countries, and many of them dumped into the water wastes of various degree of contamination. They contain dangerous and harmful dioxins, which are associated with fats. Therefore, in the “risk group” are all types of farmed fish: herring, eel, salmon, etc.
5. The secret ingredient
One of the main secrets aquaculture industry, which reveals the Creator of the movie, is that in the dry briquette for fish feed as an antioxidant,” adds emoksipin — the pesticide invented in the 1950-ies for fruit and vegetables, prevent rancidity of fats in the feed.
Manufacturers fish do not make known the health authorities about using moxicin, and resulted in a long time, its level in fish exceeded all possible norms in 10 or even 20 times. Studies of the effect Emoxipine on human health a little; the EU is highly regulated, its levels in vegetables, fruits, meats but not fish.
6. Waste-free production.
Almost no part of the fish is not thrown away. Heads and tails with some meat bought at 15 cents per kilo, and processed into fish substrate, which is added to the semi-finished products, which are sold in supermarkets.
The skin and scales has found its application in the cosmetic industry, and that already absolutely nowhere useful, crushed into a powder and goes into the composition of animal feed.
7. Dishonest labels.
Unfortunately, specifying the composition and the integrity of the packaging is also no guarantee — food investigations show that every third marking fish deceive the buyer.
Cheap species of fish often labeled as more expensive, and you are eating not what I wanted to buy…
What should I do?
The film warns that the mere fact that the wild catch still does not guarantee purity fish most waters in varying degrees contaminated with mercury and heavy metals, pesticides, dioxins and other chemicals.
There are a few, more safe and reliable options, most of which is Alaskan salmon. According to the Director of the movie, this kind is, in principle, allowed to grow in captivity, so if you found and bought this salmon, it is sure to be wild and much more useful than any grown man a fish.
And you pay attention to the origin of the fish?