Wednesday, July 06, 2005

The 'Fear of Fish' Controversy...

..continues as the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) recently announced - Farmed fish safe to eat, published in . The big story, based on one study last year by Pew Charitable Trusts, has created fear and concern about eating fish for people throughout the world.

The EFSA study found U.S. farm salmon to be safer than European, although salmon farmed in Chile is the safest. EFSA also concludes farmed salmon is safer than wild salmon, no matter where the wild salmon is caught. '..EFSA panel focused on methylmercury and dioxin-like compounds in salmon, herring, anchovies, tuna, mackerel, pilchards, rainbow trout and carp.'

I love a good salmon steak or filet. How does this affect my consumption of fish? Not a bit, although given choices, I will buy salmon raised in Chile.

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