Fresh Take: Farmed Salmon
Should you eat it? Is it environmentally safe? What does your supplier have to say about it? SeafoodSource.com investigates farmed salmon.
In late 2014, the CBS television news magazine "60 Minutes" produced a short segment on farmed salmon, giving the consumer public an overview of the popularity of the product, and discussing the arguments about whether the public should or should not buy it. In that spirit, SeafoodSource is presenting this short series of articles as a similar primer geared toward any seafood buyer looking to extend its offerings to include farmed salmon.
It’s one of the world’s most popular
For investors or buyers wondering whether to source farmed salmon, it can be a tough market to navigate, with strong opinions and vested interests everywhere. In this guide, we’ll examine the industry, providing a snapshot of the most commonly discussed problems and the solutions farmers are devising. We’ll cover the biggest human health concerns and the leading environmental issues, featuring testimony from experts and links to scientific papers and reports for further reading. We’ll also offer a checklist of questions buyers should be asking, so they can make more informed choices when deciding where their customers’ salmon will come from.
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