Saturday, 27 December 2014

Ms Whites Article in Irish Examiner Spot On

Richie Flynn Executive, Irish Salmon Growers’ Association, executive of the Irish Salmon Growers’ Association…/no-fishy-tale-for-consumers-…

Is there something fishy about the health advice on farmed salmon?

Brendan O'Keefe Commented: Thank you Mr Flynn for leading me serendipitously to Ms Whites article. In the decades of debate on farmed salmon, her article has to be the most knowledgeable and enlightening to date. You need to apologise for your rude opening remark. Where there is any doubt she asks a question. I doubt M/s White has any conflict of interest in this discussion, but almost all of you reference sources have blatant conflicts.

It is crossing the line to recommend farmed salmon to pregnant mothers. The EFSA discussed advising mothers to avoid farmed salmon for six months or twelve months before getting pregnant, hard to believe.
It is a scientific fact that smoked food is cancer causing. MI Manuscript " Contaminants and Pollutants in Irish Seafood 2004-2008" had 90 farmed salmon and one wild salmon and an add for salmon in the middle of the manuscript, and the PCBs, mercury etc.uncouvered validated Ms Whites assertions.

Location of farm is also a factor. Roancarrig salmon farm is on the edge of Castletownbear harbour, one only need look at the Engineer's report on extension of Dinnish peer to call for specific monitoring of the salmon farmed at that location.

We can debate term Salmon of Knowledge, but not the Salmon Paradox outlined in the research of Prof. Floyd Chilton, Wake Forest U.
We need to have a scientific Aquaculture summit with emphases on salmon. We need to adopt the Precautionary Principle ECU Law in the mean time. Children's Health above Ocean Wealth.

SuprMammy Commented: Farmed fish, mass produced in cages, fed on artificial fèed which includes antibiotics, can hardly be described as healthy. Farmed salmon also has much higher levels of fat, which negate many of the clamed health benefits.