Every now and then, and blogger or foodie is eager to promote the consumption of Alaska salmon. Whether they are doing this on their own free will, or paid to do so is always questionable.
Alaska salmon is a great, healthy food that we should enjoy eating. In fact, it hardly needs promoting.
That makes it even more disappointing that some, like this latest from “Healthiest Breakfast”, (Wild salmon or Farm raised salmon?) feel the need to attack other salmon suppliers to promote Alaska salmon - in this case farm-raised salmon. Are they feeling market pressure, are they threatened by the competition, are they trying to demarket competition to promote sales? Perhaps they just enjoy penning a negative article full of errors - easy to do when you’re an anonymous writer attacking the product of people you will probably never meet face to face.
Whatever the reason, it is getting tiring, especially given the fact that the Alaska salmon fishery does rely heavily on ‘aquaculture’ – growing salmon (1.7 billion yearly) with similar methods that salmon farmers use.
This type of product promotion isn’t needed and actually does more harm than good. Salmon suppliers (wild fishers and fish farmers) should be working together to promote consumption of all salmon – with the assistance of aquaculture, there is still room to grow the market.
Unwarranted and incorrect information about salmon will only scare people away from a healthy food and toward other meats that are not as healthy and may have a higher carbon footprint.