Friday, April 04, 2008

BEST ECO-CHOICE: Wild Alaskan Salmon

• In contrast to farmed salmon, wild Alaskan salmon is free of antibiotics.
• Certified environmentally sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council.
• Salmon farming pollutes surrounding waters (source: Environmental Defense)
• Due to PCB levels, only 1 serving/month of farmed salmon is recommended, while 4-8 servings/month of wild Alaskan salmon is recommended (source: Institute for Health and the Environment, University of Albany).

All frozen and canned salmon sold at the Coop is wild, as are some brands of smoked (refrigerated) salmon.

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