Thursday, May 23, 2013

Did You Know Salmon Dye May Be Damaging Your Eyes?



Wild salmon gets its distinctive pink color from its krill-based diet. Farm raised salmon, without access to krill, is not actually pink. It's grey. Since no one wants to eat grey salmon, fisheries give the salmon a color boost by using artificial dyes in their feed. One such chemical, Canthaxanthin, has been linked to retinal damage in humans. Dyed salmon should be labeled as such in stores, but this law is poorly enforced. Ask your fishmonger to be sure.



4 comments:

Renton Auto Service said...

Thank you so much for this. I love salmon, eat it most weeks, and have always wondered whether farmed salmon is really ethical, but never considered the adverse health effects as I was not aware of them until now. Wild Alaskan salmon for me from now on!

Mia said...

thank you

Mirta De Jesus said...

Thx for the FYI.

Mia said...

you are welcome

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