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Mar 8, 2014 01:41 PM

Is Farmed Scottish Salmon Safe to Eat?

We love farmed Scottish salmon, but many people say it is a poor choice for many reasons: 1) A few escape from the pens and are introduced to the wild population. 2) They contain concerning amounts of pesticides and other contaminants that may be harmful to the human neurological system, brain, or immunity. I have found many articles stating that for these reasons, it should be eaten only seldom, and some articles recommend eating it no more than 4 times per year! However, I have just come across an article published in October, 2013 in the Seattle Times stating that wild salmon farms, here and abroad, have come a long way in reducing these concerns. Their recommendation is to eat no more than 1 serving per week. I am searching for the truth here. And yes, I love my Scottish salmon, but am not willing to ruin my health to eat. Any insight from you foodies on where the truth lies?

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