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Dialogue with the Fish Guy Today

N Tocus | Jan 2, 2004 04:01 PM

Me: Why is the salmon not on ice when all the other fish is?
Fish Guy: Because the pink color will leach out if salmon gets near water.
Me: (?????) So why doesn't the salmon leach color when it's swimming around in the river?
FG: This is farmed salmon. All farmed salmon is artifically colored pink.
Me: That's disgusting.
FG: It would be more disgusting without the coloring. You wouldn't want to buy it in its natural color.
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Google (search Farmed Salmon Color) supports what the Fish Guy told me this morning. Not surprisingly, artifically coloring farmed salmon has been controversial---and pretty much a secret from the consumer. This hits me about like the news that downer cows have gone into our food supply: the industry should be straight with us and tell us what we are buying.

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