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Old 09-12-2019, 06:02 PM
 
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Except.

Those farmed fish are ATLANTIC salmon. There are no more wild salmon caught for the market. Wegmen's is telling a tall tale, maybe one they were told.

Now could you know how the wild Atlantic salmon tastes like? Farm-raised ones get their color from dye, not natural.

The only wild salmon the come to the market are Pacific salmon.
British Columbia is in the Pacific, not the Atlantic.
It’s not bogus. A neighbor of ours works in the Wegmans fish department and knows all about the fish farm practices. Wegmans even did its own private testing of the BC farmed fish to see heavy metal levels and if there were any antibiotics.
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Old 09-12-2019, 08:55 PM
 
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British Columbia is in the Pacific, not the Atlantic.
It’s not bogus. A neighbor of ours works in the Wegmans fish department and knows all about the fish farm practices. Wegmans even did its own private testing of the BC farmed fish to see heavy metal levels and if there were any antibiotics.
What you don't understand is that Pacific Salmon can't be farmed. Only Atlantic ones can be, and they absolutely are being farmed off both Chile and British Columbia. (as well as in Europe)

I've worked on this issue even 20 years ago when I was on the board of the Canadian Wildlife Federation. The issue with farmed salmon was known even back then, the disease, the devastation of the seabed below the farms, the sea lice that transmit to native Pacific salmon, and the escapement, and the Atlantic salmon out-competing the native Pacific salmon to spawning beds.

You truly don't know what you are talking about; this is in my area of expertise. I accept you are getting your information from Wegmen contacts, but they either don't understand the issue either or are misleading you.

I can give you a number of scientific studies that confirm what I am telling you if you need them.
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Old Today, 06:08 AM
 
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So you are not saying their farms are in the Atlantic Ocean, you are saying they are using Atlantic salmon in their Pacific farms??

Oh, I do know some of the horrors of fish farms, and that was why we started eating the Wegmans salmon. We had stopped eating farmed salmon. I find it hard to believe he would outright lie about their quality control, but he never mentioned they were using Atlantic salmon.

Whole Foods gets its farmed salmon from Norway , Iceland, and Scotland.
They also say they have very high quality and environmental control noted below in link. And Wegmans says it has even higher quality control because they test more independently.
If people do buy farmed salmon, isn’t it better to buy from either of these companies?
https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/blo...e-foods-market
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Old Today, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I don't drink so that eliminates alcohol (or drink coffee) but I get a lot of take out. I also don't eat three meals a day, just usually two, and it's just me so I don't see how it can be compared to your experience, cost-wise. Also, I don't have a regular shopping pattern. I just buy stuff when I need it. I don't keep track of the expense. My big expense is cable.
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