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  1. The colour of salmon

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    I hope you are all watching HFW’s Fish Fight on Channel 4, and below an article in yesterdays Guardian.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2011/jan/13/fishing-industry-needs-to-change

    I’m struggling at the moment to buy non dyed salmon. Organic salmon is so expensive but the difference in colour is astonishing. I’m not happy eating a much loved and very tasty fish knowing its been dulux colour coded to whatever people think the colour is I want. I dont want colour – I want what the fish that came out of the water. Atlantic or wild salmon can be slightly different as the feed can produce a high pink colour on the skin. I think ALL salmon should be pale pink – why anyone would want to tamper with that I have no idea. It reminds me of the 1970’s when instead of putting strawberrys into yoghurts they would put strawberry flavour and a bit of red dye. Surely those days are behind us.