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Organic salmon - tasteless in many ways


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Organic salmon - tasteless in many ways

rworange | | Sep 6, 2011 09:43 AM

Looking at a menu listing "organic Canadian salmon", I wondered what it all meant. It turns out not much.

"The first thing you should know about "organic" salmon is that the designation isn't official – it doesn't come from the National Organic Program or include the U.S. Agriculture department's "certified organic" seal. Some "organic" salmon on the market may come from Europe, where organic standards have been established (but may not measure up to the strict standards contemplated in the United States). Other "organic" salmon may be from farms that call themselves organic and may have higher standards regarding feed and other conditions than most salmon farming operations, but aren't certified by the USDA."

According to this site with more info, it doesn't taste like much either\

"the stuff just doesn't taste great. In a taste test described in the U.K.'s Guardian, there was no discernible difference between conventional farmed salmon and that labeled as organic. Neither could hold a candle to the firm, flavorful, wild-caught varieties."

For me, when I see that on a menu, it is going to tell me something about that restaurant or fish shop. My take is that this is a place out to decieve the customer and destroy the integrity I know I previously felt about the word 'organic'.

That type of business leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

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