Farmed Salmon Exacerbates Toxic Ingestion

In the United States, 80 percent of salmon consumed come from massive fish farms. It takes 5 pounds of commercially caught fish to create 1 pound of farmed fish.
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All commercially netted fish comes with heavy doses of toxins, which then concentrate in the flesh of farmed fish, making it the most toxic thing that humans routinely put into their bodies.

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  • Farmed salmon also has twice the fat of wild salmon, and this fat collects even more toxins.

  • Tests on farmed salmon purchased at U.S. grocery stores show that these fish are contaminated with even more PCBs than their wild counterparts.

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