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Continued: Organics: Are they worth the price?

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  • Last update: April 19, 2014 - 4:19 PM


Nutrition: The U.S. Department of Agriculture has not issued any organic standards for farmed fish or shellfish, but several overseas organizations have. One reason is this: Because there’s no way to control the diet of wild fish, “organic” doesn’t apply.

Contamination: Canadian standards prohibit antibiotics and hormones, restrict pesticides and set criteria for acceptable feed. Thus far, the U.S. does not have any such criteria or standards.

Bottom line: There’s not enough research comparing so-called organically fed and conventionally raised and fed fish to draw any conclusions about their health benefits.

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