FISH

Farmed & dangerous

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Fish have long been revered as a healthy alternative to red meat and a great source of those ever-crucial omega-3 essential fatty acids. But few people know that most fish today are mass-produced. Have you had salmon lately? Whether bought in a store or ordered in a restaurant, odds are great that — far from what you've been led to believe by advertisers — your meal was born in a plastic mold. It was raised on a fish farm, caged in cramped quarters and unable to swim freely. It was forced to fatten up on food pellets like a marine couch potato.

Best Fishes

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A cook's guide to shopping for — and cooking with — eco-friendly seafood

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