Charles R. Santerre

In the January 9, 2004, issue of Science, researchers reported that farm-raised salmon contain what they called “significantly higher” levels of PCBs and organochlorine pesticides than wild salmon, and one of the authors stated on CBS-TV that “One should eat no more than one farmed salmon meal per month to avoid an increase of cancer.”

While scary pronouncements and press releases surrounding this popular and affordable food may cause some consumers to avoid farmed salmon, would the public be hea…

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