The Problem with Farmed Fish — Their Food Is Spreading Antibiotic Resistance
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As the fish farming industry struggles to become more environmentally friendly, it just gained another problem. Fish food loaded with antibiotic-resistant genes.
Do you like salmon? Around the world, salmon aquaculture represents about 70% of the market, according to the World Wildlife Fund. But, fish farming is resource intensive and causes some problems, including:
Water pollution: Too much nutrient and nitrogen from food waste in the water stresses the environment and other fish.
Disease: Parasites, viruses, and bacteria can jump between wild and farmed fish. Farm fish that escape can… more