Salmon has been bred for about 40 years in farms for mass consumption. These fish farms are mainly in Norway, Chile and Scotland. But you should also know that:
The aquaculture industry is growing faster than any other part of the agricultural industry and already accounts for half of the fish eaten.
Did you know that farmed salmon has been proven to be five times more toxic than any other food tested? Farmed salmon should even be one of the most toxic foods in the world and not just a disaster for the environment, but also for human health!
The salmon available here in Germany comes mostly from Norway, but salmon is one of the main import products from Canada, and it is now in Canada, in the Canadian province of British Columbia (BC), that can now be used up to 2.3 Millions of liters of a pesticide called Paramove 50 to remove sea lice from salmon in 14 salmon farms. Cermaq Norway AS is 100% owned by Cermaq Group AS, one of the world’s largest salmon and trout farms, with operations in Norway, Chile, and Canada.
The company Cermaq Group AS has its headquarters in Oslo, Norway.
The demand for salmon is also reflected in their breeding. More and more salmon live in confined spaces in the open net cages.
Salmon farms are generally considered a major environmental problem. Due to the high fish density, parasites such as salmon lice can multiply rapidly. With its antennae, the lice attaches to the salmon and feeds on skin, blood and body mucus.
The pesticide Paramove 50, which stuns sea lice, is used instead of antibiotic insecticides in feeds because sea lice become resistant to antibiotics worldwide. Not only is the chemistry used in factory farming underwater a problem, but another problem facing salmon farms is the enormous feed requirement of predator fish: While some farmed fish are able to live on a diet of corn or soybeans, others need fish to survive – and plenty of them: two to five kilograms of fish must be fed to produce one kilogram of salmon. In turn, this fish food is still traditionally caught in the sea. Feeding the fish with pork and chicken excrement is much cheaper than one with standard fish food.
Fatal Result: Aquaculture contributes to the overfishing of the oceans.
Animal rights activists also fear a threat to the wild salmon, which can be found in this region at exactly this time. Paradoxically, salmon are farmed in fish farms, so that the wild salmon does not die out, but it is just the farmed salmon that threaten the wild salmon.
During the epic documentary film “Fillet-Oh-Fish” by director Nicolas Daniels, a study of salmon farms on the Norwegian fjords revealed a 15 meter high layer of bacteria, drugs and pesticides. Because the farms are located in the open sea, it is impossible to control the pollution.
A dramatic investigation Documentary “Fillet Oh Fish” about healthy food…or maybe not? Just what exactly is inside – the Fillet of Farmed Fish!
According to Dr. Joseph Mercola: “Today’s fisheries face a number of serious problems, from overfishing to chemical pollution and genetic mutation through toxic exposures.”
The catastrophic conditions of salmon farms are hushed up by the media.
“I do not recommend pregnant women, children or adolescents to eat farmed salmon. It is not clear how much toxins salmon contain and how these drugs affect children, adolescents and pregnant women, “said Drs. Anne-Lise Birch Monsen, biologist at Bergen University in Norway.
She adds that pollutants found in farmed salmon have a negative impact on brain development, are linked to autism and affect other organ systems in the body’s immune system and metabolism.
According to Living Tradition, eating more than one meal a month from a farmed salmon can increase the risk of developing cancer-causing chemicals and high dioxin levels. It is associated with many diseases including cancer, diabetes, arthritis, coronary heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease.
More than ever before, it is incredibly important to not only pay attention to what we eat, but also to know where it comes from and what it contains. Our health – and our lives – depend on it.
My comment: In fjords or bays in Norway, floating fish farms are crowding thousands of fish in confined spaces, just as in the animal tortured mass animal husbandry in agriculture.
More than 10 million tons of fish are already grown worldwide. These are mostly salmon species, which are fed with fishmeal, which is mainly supplied from South America.
The salmon, which are “produced” in such an attitude, can be bought in Germany partly in organic stores as salmon from organic farming!!!
As with any form of factory farming, diseases and parasites spread quickly. In fish farms, too, medicines and chemicals are added to the feed. All these substances are driven by the current in the sea and endanger there other animals and plants. On the seabed beneath fish farms, all life has died.
This salmon feed is mixed with a chemical antioxidant called ethoxyquin, which has been banned for years, for example, as a plant protection product in the EU.
It is a criminal economy branch, totally profit-oriented, with catastrophic consequences for the entire maritime ecosystem.
My best regards, Venus