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Salmon export not affected by research scare
The Norway Post - Doorway to Norway
13th January 2004
Filed 15 January 2004
The export of Norwegian salmon dos not
appear to be affected by last week's US report claiming that eating
farmed salmon could be a danger to your health.
The report has been refuted by Norwegian
and British scientists.
The Norwegian Export Council for Fish has
so far not received any reports of cancellation of orders.
The Norwegian salmon industry has noted
that the US report came right on the heels of an outbreak of mad
cow disease in the US, and that it was expected that there would
be an increased demand for fish on the market.
CEO Ole-Erik Leroy of Leroy Seafood Group
in Bergen, one of Norway's largest exporters of farmed salmon, says
that there is an ongoing fight for the consumer in the international
food market, and that this fight is mainly between meat and fish.
Further Reading Recommended by Land-Care
Magnus (2004). Spreading salmon scare stories.
See FOOD Homepage, filed 15 Jan 04, www.land-Care.org.uk
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