I’m living in Kuwait right now and in my ongoing battle against the blubber I’m eating as healthy as I can. This isn’t easy, as Kuwait:
a.) has virtually no laws governing food labelling / contents / nutritional info
b.) has no healthier foods available (i.e. reduced fat, sugar-free, gluten-free, etc.)
c.) is now officially #2, just behind the USA, as most obese countries in the world (depending on which study you read)
I’ve been buying the only labelled salmon on sale here from the local supermarket, it’s from Norway and I think we can safely assume it’s farmed.
I’ve been looking into the whole farmed versus wild ongoing debate, with most journalistic websites claiming the evils of farmed salmon, versus the salmon farmers [unsurprisingly] claiming it’s fine. A more recent study (Friesen et al. 2008) seems to indicate that farmed salmon, though still inferior, isn’t as bad as it used to be (2001 study) with regards to contaminants. I just don’t know what to believe!
As you’re obviously a lot more in touch with these kind of issues, I’d value your opinion. It would also help me to decide whether to limit my salmon intake and go with some of the locally caught white fish (hammour is a popular one and reasonably cheap).
Thanks for your time!