PEOPLE THE WORLD OVER are eating more fish than ever before. Despite many mainstream nutrition experts claiming that fish is a healthful alternative to red meat and dairy products because of it’s omega-3 fatty acid content, alarming numbers of scientific reports and government agencies dispute this common assumption. The decimation of marine ecosystems and the contamination of countless aquatic species by industrial and consumer pollutants pose increased risks to environmental and human health, resulting in escalated advisories to drastically limit our fish consumption.
Powerful evidence of deadly toxins-particularly mercury, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and pharmaceuticals-that travel up the food chain and concentrate in the tissues of both farmed and wild fish challenges widely held beliefs about the safety of eating aquatic creatures. The far-reaching health consequences suffered by people who eat these fish have rocked marine scientist and medical communities around the globe. Modern attempts, such as producing genetically engineered fish, designed to reverse this plight haven’t provided a solution, only a new set of problems.
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