The Difference You Never Knew About Unsafe shrimp and the question of seafood 2 days ago   10:42

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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 531 Comments

Mashed
What's your favorite type of fish?
Juan S
NOTHING that has been GENETICALLY MODIFIED, FED STEROIDS, ANTIBIOTICS AND HORMONES WILL EVER TASTE OR BE GOOD FOR YOU!
Hien Tran
42:42
E Boogie
I’ll eat either one. Doesn’t matter to me
Tyrone Warfield
who gives a fuck fish is fish
Chi
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
Alfred rice
Look at the documentary on salmon farms there’s several of them ,
Keith Purdue
Wild is better. Only those who have never had real think farmed is better. That includes some well-known chefs.
Yolo Life
What if the wild fish swam within close proximity of Fukushima Nuclear Plant? That's my biggest fear. It would practically be a swimming radioactive poison.
Mike Anderson
I like my women how I like my salmon, wild caught and pregnant.
OhGodYes
Please stop with the movie clips. It’s very distracting. I know it helps getting over the precious 10 minute mark for YouTube, but add in a few more facts or talk a little slower to extend the time.
Caleb Huang
Farmed salmon n farmed fish in general is one of the most toxic foods, I avoid at all costs. Google it
G. E.
Farmed salmon is the most toxic food one can eat, especially Norwegian farmed salmon, they are fed highly toxic pellets, full of chemicals and at the bottom of the body of water they are swimming in are antibiotics, pesticides, chemicals and a whole cocktail of nastiness. I avoid eating salmon because most if not all is farmed and there is so much deception....it's a mafia, they tell consumers is a certain fish but it's just tilapia, they say it's wild-caught when it is farmed. Consumer open your eyes. Also, consuming fish, especially salmon even in a can on a regular basis, exposes consumers to high levels of mercury.
I Hate Trump
I wouldn't feed farmed fish to my cat. And I sure wouldn't eat it myself. The only times I have were once or twice when restaurants tried to lie about the salmon they served. One bite and I can tell.
L G
The supermarkets only carry farmed salmon, usually from Chile.
LANFEAR
People say wild salmon better than farmed, so which do i eat mcdonalds or farmed salmon, those are my only options.
John Hull
They don't just look different, they taste very different. Farm often tastes like dog food.
Tony Bobér
this sounds more of a promotion on eating salmon that any information that is actually useful to consumers
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Unsafe shrimp and the question of seafood The Difference You Never Knew About 2 days ago   23:51

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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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