Monday, March 05, 2012

What Is Organic Salmon?


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9 comments:

caulfieldkid said...

If I had to guess, I would say it means "wild." However, it might just be a explanation of the price (i.e. organic is usually synonymous with "expensive").

shaun

Bix said...

>organic is usually synonymous with "expensive"

Isn't that the truth.

Bix said...

I'm not asking this because I have an answer. I just wonder what people think.

My first thought is that, if it was organic, it would have had to eat organic. And it falls apart after that for me. But maybe it doesn't?

preserve said...

is it farm raised salmon with organic feed?

RB said...

Organic Salmon is a new one to me. There is wild salmon and farmed salmon. I usually see wild Alaskan Salmon or farmed Atlantic salmon in the stores. Farmed salmon may or may not use feed that is GM. I avoid farmed fished.
Less omega-3 due to the feed used, bad for the environment, and bad for wild fish when farmed fish escape their pens, use of antibiotics.

Oragnic salmon could be farmed salmon that uses non-GM feed.

Here is an answer from Dr. Weil: http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/id/QAA400061

Dr. Weil says there is no official standard for organic salmon

justjuliebean said...

I would be wary of this, prefer to stick with wild. It's like eggs from vegetarian chickens. Free range chickens eat slugs and other bugs, not just organic vegetarian food.

Bix said...

So, it's farmed. And they don't have a problem with lice?

I don't know what to believe anymore.

Bix said...

justjuliebean, omg, the chickens fed "all vegetarian diets." Yes.

Humans are weird. We feed all vegetables to chickens that are omnivores. And we feed animal products to cows that are herbivores.

And who knows what we're feeding the salmon.

caulfieldkid said...

I'm with RB. Just eat the wild stuff. . . . and hope that's what it really is.

We should probably rethink the whole bug thing. At this point, it might make more sense to just start eating them. Anyone know what kind of Omegas they're sporting?

shaun