If you believe that farmed salmon are part of a solution, to anything, we hope you’ll watch Salmon Confidential. If you believe farmed salmon are a healthy food choice, we hope you’ll watch this video.
The setting is British Columbia, Canada. The protagonists are wild salmon, river keepers, and scientists. The film is a fast-paced hour that will leave anyone who watches it and who cares about the food they eat, about our planet’s wild places, and about government transparency and its proper role in mega-farming of all descriptions with serious questions.
“…and the kid looks at you and says, how could there have been thousands of salmon here, you’re just an old man exaggerating. And then I have to correct him, not thousands, tens of thousands.” Russell Chatham in Rivers of a Lost Coast talking about one small west coast river
Thanks for teaching me something today. 🙂
:). It seems to be certain that our Canadian and American governments don’t want us to know (or think) about these issues.
of course not…
This is just so very disturbing. Mostly in and of itself, but also because I seem to have lost my ability to be surprised by such things.
It really does hit one on several levels. I think we must all become scientists and keep our own vigil. Jack
Thanks Barbara and Jack for posting this video. The east coast is having simialr issues. Here’s a link to a website and documentary called “Salmon Wars” http://www.salmonwars.com/
We look forward to viewing this. Thanks for reading, and thanks for the share.
I’m grateful for this link. But as a nomaddness mentions, not surprised. I’ve been reading “Foodopoly” and consider myself a pretty savvy locavore/producer and it’s a heartbreaking read by a great muckraker if you haven’t yet gotten to it.
Factory produced fish (or__________ insert food item) is the path to dis-ease for not only we the consumers, but the very Earth. *sigh*
Yep. Thanks for the comment.
I am totally with you on that one. I wish we would finally begin to take care of our universe.
Thanks for reading and commenting, Sandra. The answers are right there in front of us: abundant wild salmon in clean rivers flowing through healthy ecosystems.