A UNESCO-designated Biosphere in Tofino, British
Columbia, Clayoquot Sound's wild salmon and old growth
forest need protection. Join this group to learn more about
this endangered area and how you can help.
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Welcome to the Friends of Clayoquot Sound group. We're here to protect Clayoquot
Sound, and conserve temperate rainforests globally.
Let Safeway know you won’t buy farmed salmon! If your Ingredients for Life don't include
contaminated farmed salmon, send Safeway a fax.
Malachite green, a banned substance and a suspected carcinogen has been found in
Canadian farmed salmon
Farmed salmon is in the news again. This week it was revealed that the banned
fungicide malachite green, has been detected in farmed salmon from Stolt Sea Farms in
British Columbia. It is estimated that 85,000 of these fish have already been sold to
consumers in Canada, the U.S and abroad, therefore they cannot be recalled.
According to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, 36, 287 kilograms of contaminated
farmed salmon reached consumers. Canadian and U.S governments have adopted a
zero tolerance for malachite green because of its toxicity but somehow the product ended
up on supermarket shelves. Malachite green has been a banned substance in Canada
The fungicide, is a suspected genotoxic carcinogen and potentially toxic to the
reproduction system. The international scientific community classifies malachite green as
a suspected carcinogen and mutagen.
Safeway and certain other supermarkets continue to sell farmed salmon, in spite of
growing evidence of environmental problems and potential human health risks. In fact,
Safeway’s promotional material uses the phrase “ingredients for life” to market its
If the banned carcinogen malachite green along with other toxins found in farmed salmon
such as PCBs, PBDEs and dioxins are not part of your Ingredients for Life, then tell
Safeway to stop selling this farmed and dangerous product!
Send a fax to Safeway telling them to stop selling farmed salmon.
Safeway a fax