Have you heard of a Salmofan? It’s a colour chart used to match the colour of farmed salmon to wild salmon by feeding them coloured pellets. It sounds like something fishy is going on here! This week TreeHuggerTV goes seafood shopping with Frank Wildermann and nutrition expert Marion Nestle. Marion runs through the key information to look for when buying fish in the supermarket. New laws prescribe that suppliers label the packaging with country of origin, if it is farmed or wild and whether artificial colour has been added. Marion also highlights which fish can contain high levels of mercury . Check out Marion’s top fish buying tips to reduce exposure to contaminants in the fish we buy.If you want learn more about this fishy business you can cast a line into the depths of the TreeHugger archives. Lloyd reported on How To Buy Fish Wisely. Collin told us that Wal-Mart has set a target of sourcing 100% of their fish sustainably. Erin served up Amber Valleta and Ted Danson on a plate as they helped to promote awareness of mercury in seafood. And Karin recently warned us about fishy experiments in Israel where by changing the sex of Nile tilapia fish they are hoping to increase production efficiency.
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