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The New York Times has a story today about farmed salmon from Chile that makes a few pretty scary points:
- Chile used almost 350 times more antibiotics in its farmed salmon in 2008 than Norway, its chief competitor.
- Chile is the biggest supplier of salmon supplier to the United States. So, if you’ve purchased the pretty pinkish fillets lately, they’ve likely come from Chile, though the story does note that Safeway and Wal-Mart, have reduced purchases of Chilean salmon due to concern about the fish illnesses that require producers there to use so many antibiotics.
- Some of the antibiotics used in Chile are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration.