The Difference You Never Knew About Unsafe shrimp and the question of seafood 1 day ago   10:42

If you eat fish on the regular, there's a high likelihood salmon is a favorite. In fact, the popularity of salmon is only surpassed by canned tuna and shrimp. But are the salmon you're eating farmed or wild — and does it even matter? You bet it does, but maybe not the way you thought.

Salmon is salmon, no matter where it comes from… right? Not exactly.

According to Heathline, there are some pretty staggering differences in the nutritional content of farm-raised and wild salmon. That's because they grow up eating entirely different things. While wild salmon eats mostly, well, wild things, like small invertebrates, farmed salmon is fed a diet of processed fish food that can vary by producer.

There's a lot of variation here depending on how much you're eating and how it's prepared, but here are some guidelines based on half of a fillet. While that half of a fillet of wild salmon comes with only 281 calories, that jumps to around 412 calories when you're talking about the farm-raised stuff. How about fat? Wild salmon has around 13 grams of fat, while the farm-raised kind comes with a whopping 27 grams. That's a huge leap!

But what about fatty acids? How much omega-3 you're getting in that serving of salmon is a tricky thing to figure out. According to Harvard Health, studies on the omega-3 content of the major varieties of farm-raised salmon can very between 717 mg and 1533 mg. That's a huge difference, but they also say that the farm raised stuff generally has more than the wild.

Not all of the nutrients in salmon are impacted in the same way — they both contain about the same amounts of cholesterol and magnesium — but that just goes to show that not all salmon is created equal.

Watch the video to learn about the difference you never knew about farmed vs. wild salmon.

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Nutritional differences | 0:15
Pollution differences | 1:32
What's in a color? | 2:28
The mercury debate | 3:36
Antibiotic anxiety | 4:19
Parasite party | 5:26
Fishy ethics | 6:57
The taste test | 7:43
Confusing labels | 8:30
Threat to the wild | 9:29

Comments 530 Comments

What's your favorite type of fish?
Kevin Kearns
Adding color is marketing. Sell something to a consumer that they don't really need or want. Instead of educate the consumer and tell them color doesn't matter they manipulate the products get you to continue purchasing what they have to sell
Farm raised salmon is too toxic
Trevor Murphy
I live in Newfoundland I wouldn’t eat it I eat cod fish 5 to 6 times a week wild salmon once or twice farmEd salmon they tell us it’s safe no harm they have commercials feeding it to babies and I’m telling you right now it’s filled with mercury diseases and sea lice they’re selling farm fish as wild fish at All grocery stores more expensive to buy it here and we sell it cheaper to other places The fishery is not gone the government took it over with their dredgers and push the locals out FARMED salmon is not good for the environment the only thing it is A guaranteed catch that’s all just a sidenote just last year we killed a ton load of salmon that was contaminated with mercury and that’s salmon disease just to let you know They factored in the cost of farming how much is gonna die I think up everything before they start how much food how many is gonna die how much antibiotics they got to give it’s all controlled and measured
Antonio lopez
How do I know this is true. U sound smart but there are 23 facts that are wrong
Annie S.

Salmon has virtually no mercury. The worst to eat are shark, swordfish, king mackerel and bigeye tuna.
Annie S.
Is sockeye the best salmon to get? What about arctic char?
MrMus TangMan
...wait until you discover what is in the pellets that they feed to the farm fish.!!!!!!
sustainably farmed and troll caught = better than anything else labeled for salmon. THANK YOU!
Im With Stupid
Im deadly allergic to fish, why the fuck ami watching this.
Rafael Torres
Everything is contaminated nowadays
Amanda Wilder
Workers in Hazmat suits hold a huge hose at the edges of the farmed fish ponds to deal with parasites due to overcrowding and antibiotics for diseases.
Robyn Moore
Why is wild salmon white when I have purchased,it??? Very offputting
Juan S
Hien Tran
E Boogie
I’ll eat either one. Doesn’t matter to me
Tyrone Warfield
who gives a fuck fish is fish
Do yourselves a favor: avoid farm-raised seafood if you can afford it. Lots of toxins and carcinogens have been found in the Monsanto-manufactured feed farmers give their livestock.
Morgan Duda
Lol fucking house!!!
Cornelius Dr Vanderbilt
The Difference You Never Knew About Farmed Vs. Wild Salmon
I was going to say balderdash but I am going to say: BOLLOCKS ...for the reason that Farmed Salmon does neither have the colour nor taste ...furthermore, Salmon is not a Standard Walmart Fish. I lived and worked in Iceland, yes, the land of thunder and lightening, for four years. Icelanders are very selective about their seafood. They eat putrefied / buried shark that smells and taste like like Urea, however, once passed that stage and a couple of Fire Water neat shots, it is quite palatable and tastes good. One can get hooked on it. The other is Thorablodth, half of sheep's head with one eye staring at you, further is Ram's Marinated Testicles.
There I have tasted the freshest and tastiest Pink Salmon in Sushi, yes, as sashami. There are rivers that flow into the Atlantic and Salmon hurdles upstream to spawn. There are quite a few huts for rent to fish Salmon, males only, for a price: US $10,000 for a week and not more than 5 Salmon Males. Even if you can afford, there is vetting procedure. People like Mick Jagger and Michael Jackson were not approved. Iceland was the only country where a NATO soldier was not allowed to wear uniform outside the base. Additionally, outside the Base, she / he was subject to Icelandic Jurisdiction ... yes, I was there from August 1995 to November 1999. Iceland had a Democratic Parliament in 750 AD or so ... Icelanders are the remnant of Vikings. It is a country with no chimneys, yes, heating is Geothermal.
Yes, you can tell the difference between Wild and Farm Salmon
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Unsafe shrimp and the question of seafood The Difference You Never Knew About 1 day ago   23:51

In the United States, 90 percent of all shrimp eaten is imported. However, only a fraction of those imports is inspected for harmful additives. Overlooking an unsafe shipment can have serious health consequences. Many shrimp farms use antibiotics to keep their shrimp alive, and harmful residues can end up in the mouths of consumers.

In this episode of Techknow, Shini Somara meets with US Food and Drug Administration inspectors at a port in southern California to learn more about how shrimp is federally tested. FDA inspectors select a sample for inspection based on a calculated risk score. The risk score takes into account company history, country of origin and other shipment information to determine how likely it is that the given shipment is violating US health standards. A selected sample is then transported to a lab where it is analysed for harmful residues.

Despite this selection process, critics question whether the FDA is doing enough to protect consumers from harmful residues. Among these critics is Urvashi Rangan, who headed a study on imported shrimp for Consumer Reports magazine.

"Of the 205 imported farmed samples that we found, 11 of those actually had illegal residues of antibiotics on them," she says.

The use of antibiotics in shrimp farming raises serious public health concerns. The frequent use of antibiotics can lead to antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria. "If you get an infection from these bacteria," says microbiologist David Love, "It can be harder to treat using antibiotics, especially if these bacteria are resistant to the antibiotics that your doctor would prescribe."

But there may be safer ways to farm shrimp. A hormone-free and antibiotic-free indoor shrimp farm in Indiana called RDM Aquaculture proves that harmful additives are not necessary for raising shrimp.

The farm has perfected a zero-waste system that keeps its shrimp alive by treating the water with bacteria. The bacteria help convert the shrimp's waste into a harmless gas. The farm's pioneering efforts have paid off - the shrimp have a 90 percent survival rate, which is one-third higher than traditional outdoor shrimp farms.

Their farming method has caught on and they have sold their know-how to several farms in the United States, Switzerland, Haiti and Spain.

Techknow's Cara Santa Maria also looks into the groundwork being laid for a manned expedition to Mars. She meets Jaymee Del Rosario, a candidate selected by Mars One, a private company attempting to colonise the red planet. Jaymee Del Rosario explains her desire to be selected, even though the company only offers a one-way ticket to Mars. She says, "I am creating my own destiny for myself, and if it's a destiny that would help humanity, I am all for it."

Mars One has come under criticism for funding issues and reports of recording the mission for a reality TV show. But regardless of whether or not Mars One launches its mission, NASA is currently laying the groundwork for a manned expedition to Mars. This includes robotic programmes and a rigorous training programme aimed at simulating the conditions astronauts would face on Mars.

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