Got A Hankering For Genetically Modified Salmon? You Might Be Waiting For A While

Got A Hankering For Genetically Modified Salmon? You Might Be Waiting For A While

While consumers are growing more aware of the genetically modified organisms in our vegetable and grain crops, there’s another food frontier looming on the horizon — genetically modified animals for human consumption. But if you’re into the idea of an engineered salmon, well, you’ll be waiting for a while. [More]

This sea lion may not be getting the tastiest salmon by choosing wild fish over farmed. ( photo bypwrplantgirl)

Salmon From Costco, Trader Joe’s Beat Out Fancy, Expensive Fish In Taste Test

The Washington Post recently provided a top chef with a variety of wild and farmed salmon, ranging in price from $6/lb. to $20/lb., and had him prepare dishes for a table of food-snob judges. In the end, farmed salmon handily defeat the wild stuff and the Post concluded that you don’t always get what you pay for. [More]

Check Out These Exceptionally Large, Salmon-Colored Shrimp

Check Out These Exceptionally Large, Salmon-Colored Shrimp

Reader Griffin was shopping at Jewel when he discovered some exceptionally large and luscious shrimp. Which are also sort of salmon-colored. Hmm. [More]

People Are Allegedly Preparing Salmon And Potatoes In The Dishwasher

People Are Allegedly Preparing Salmon And Potatoes In The Dishwasher

Real Simple has a list of things you can and cannot put in your dishwasher (Caution: annoying slideshow.) One of the suggestions stood out. Potatoes…? [More]

Fish Fraud: 10 Of 10 Samples Of "Lemon Sole" Were Actually Something Else

Fish Fraud: 10 Of 10 Samples Of "Lemon Sole" Were Actually Something Else

Consumer Reports investigators bought 190 pieces of seafood from retailers and restaurants in the tri-state New York area and sent them out for DNA analysis. The results confirmed what other recent studies have shown: More than 20 percent of the fish bought were different species, incompletely labeled or mislabeled. For example: [More]

These Salmon Are A Swimming Oxymoron

These Salmon Are A Swimming Oxymoron

While it is technically possible that a fish could be raised on a farm, released into the wild, and then caught, that’s rather unlikely with the Atlantic salmon, which is endangered in the wild. So we can’t help but think that there’s something wrong with this ad from New England grocer Stop ‘N’ Shop. [More]

Target Stops Selling Farmed Salmon. Also, Target Apparently Sells Salmon.

Target Stops Selling Farmed Salmon. Also, Target Apparently Sells Salmon.

Target has announced that, due to love of the planet, they have decided to stop selling farmed salmon. Salmon farms, according to Target’s press release, produce “pollution, chemicals, parasites and non-native farmed fish that escape from salmon farms all affect the natural habitat and the native salmon in the surrounding areas.” They’re switching to “sustainable” wild salmon. [More]

Mmmm, This Salmon Is Full Of Tasty Spinal Column

Mmmm, This Salmon Is Full Of Tasty Spinal Column

Alena writes: “This evening I opened a can of Crown Prince Natural Wild Caught Alaskan Pink Salmon I was shocked to find part of the spinal column, of the fish and several other bones in my product. I sent a very angry email and pictures to the company so they could see how disgusting your product is. The can is the 7.5 ounces and lot number 627OK 1PINJ. UPC/Barcode: 073230008962. Absolutely “not ready to eat.

Trader Joe's Salmon Comes With Delectable Organic Free-Range Worm

Trader Joe's Salmon Comes With Delectable Organic Free-Range Worm

Reader David was eating his dinner of Trader Joe’s Chimichurri salmon when he found an unexpected garnish: a rather dead and fully cooked worm. It was brown and roughly an inch long. He e-mailed the company, then brought the fish (and worm) back to the store for a refund. While the store supervisor’s handling of the situation was stellar, the reaction from Trader Joe’s corporate has been…nonexistent.

Afternoon Freebies: Vermont Bee Balm

Afternoon Freebies: Vermont Bee Balm

Dell Game! Dell Game! Choose the middle stocking and win nothing, again and again!