Farmed fish organic or otherwise are fed unnatural feeds. Fish as far as I am aware over the millions of years they have been in existence have never grown grains to feed themselves. Yet, this is what farmed fish are fed. An unnatural diet to any animal will make it sick. It has been found that farmed fish do not have the same omega 3 fatty acids that wild fish have as they are not consuming a natural diet.
Farmed fish, organic or otherwise are given coloured dyes in their feed to make them look pink and not the grey colour they go when fed an unnatural diet. Farmed fish is analogous to battery chickens, living in confined spaces not able to move around, eating and defecating in a very small area. The same health problems that occur in chicken and cattle that are kept in confined spaces also occur in fish. If animals can’t get normal amounts of exercise and they are eating and defecating in the same area what do you expect?
How healthy would you expect to be if you lived in your living room 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with 50 other people and you couldn’t move around and you had to eat from and defecate on the floor? Not a nice thought? If you get your nutrients from the animals you eat, how healthy are you if you are eating these sick animals? Not good so far!
So where am I going with this?
Well, each week I order Wild Alaskan Salmon from Ocado, the delivery service for Waitrose. I order Wild Alaskan Salmon as it is believed to be the least contaminated source of salmon. Most fish worldwide nowadays are contaminated with toxic heavy metals from all the pollution in our seas and oceans. I really wish I could get Wild Salmon from Scotland, but it seems you can only get farmed salmon from Scotland.
Anyhow, last week, I received my order from Ocado and early on Saturday morning prior to a tennis match I opened the salmon (see picture above). Straight away, I smelt a rat (well, something fishy anyhow). The colour of the salmon looked too grey to be wild salmon. So I double checked the container and it definitely stated ‘Wild Alaskan Salmon’ (see picture above). Trusting Waitrose, I thought that perhaps it had been sourced from a different region and was a different colour. I cooked the salmon and the colour again looked too pale to be ‘wild salmon’. As I had a tennis match that morning and had nothing else unfrozen to eat, I decided to eat the fish. It tasted disgusting! As someone who regularly eats wild salmon and someone who is very much in tune with the foods that I put in my body, ‘I knew’ this was farmed salmon.
Tune in next to see what happened when I contacted Waitrose…