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Your wild salmon was raised on a farm!

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Your wild salmon was raised on a farm!

Thanks for Mutton | Apr 9, 2005 05:02 PM

According to the NYTimes, most of the "wild" salmon sold in New York City are farm raised.

"A whole salmon sold to this reporter as wild from Slavin's in the Fulton Fish Market was pulled from a box marked "farmed Canada."

"I know you are looking at the label, but believe me," the clerk at Fulton said. "Don't pay any attention to the label."

When his remarks were repeated to Herbert Slavin, an owner of M. Slavin, he said: "How do you know he is an expert? We do not misrepresent"

Classic.

Am I naive enough to think that this is not a problem out here, with our land o' plenty? Probably. But may Wholefoods burn in hell if they sold me farmed salmon at $ 20something per lb last week (even if it was extremely good)

Link: http://nytimes.com/2005/04/10/dining/...

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