Monday, May 11, 2009

Fish: Wild caught or farm raised?

Well, it turns out that it’s not a totally simple choice. Apparently wild caught is more nutritious. Think about it: you are what you eat, and you are what what you eat eats. Got that untangled? Put another way, think about what fish in commercial fisheries are fed. How could they possibly be as nutritious as wild caught?

But on the other hand, many types of fish and shell fish are being threatened by over-fishing. There may simply not be enough in the wild populations to sustain everyone in the world who wants to eat healthy. And some of the wild populations have contaminated habitats. What a dilemma.

What to chose?

I choose wild caught whenever possible, and hope for the best that the regulatory agencies and the fishing industry itself will do the right thing. Just call me Pollyanna!

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