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Norwegian Farmed Salmon The World’s Most Toxic Food

Norway_12-038Norwegian farmed salmon suffer extremely unhealthy living conditions and are fed toxic substances – fish from the Baltic Sea contaminated by industrial wastes and Ethoxyquin to preserve the fat in those fish. The accumulation of this makes them “5 times more poisonous than any other food available in a normal supermarket”

Environmental activist Kurt Oddekalv of Green Warriors, suggests  Norwegian farmed salmon is the most toxic food in the world. This information is from a documentary called “Poisonous Fish: The Big Health Lie” that aired in November 2014, produced by Austrian national TV (ORF).

A salmon farm can keep more than 2 million salmon in a relatively small space. Such conditions usually lead to rapid spread of diseases among the fish. In a bid to prevent the diseases, many dangerous pesticides are used to destroy pests, and some of them are well-known for their neurotoxic effects.

Some “experts” disagree about safety concerns. “The benefits of eating fish far outweigh the insignificant risk of pollutants and other substances,” said Janneche Utne Skaare, of Norway’s Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM).

“Given the present level of the most dangerous toxins like PCBs, dioxins and mercury, even people who eat a lot of oily or white fish would not absorb them in harmful quantities,” Skaare, a biologist and toxicologist, told public broadcaster NRK.

Norwegian authorities had advised young and pregnant women to limit their consumption of oily fish to two meals a week so as not to expose their children to health risks.

Tests by the VKM show that you can eat more than a kilo of farmed salmon a week without risk, Norwegian public health officials maintained.

In 2015 Costco announced it’s switching the bulk of its fresh farmed salmon purchases from Chile to Norway. The South American country had provided Costco with about 90 percent of its farmed Atlantic salmon, and Norway just 10 percent. Costco purchases some 600,000 pounds of salmon filet per week.

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