There is a well known health risks of trans fats and red meat, so people are making their healthier diet choice with fish.
YouTube video produced by Aksyon Now says that eating tilapia, especially farmed one raised may be a greater health risk than benefit.
“Farm-raised tilapia has been shown to cause aggravation in the body like asthma, joint inflammation, coronary disease, and a host of other problems.”
World Bank, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the International Food Policy Research Institute,says that 62 percent of food fish will come from aquaculture by 2030 and tilapia is one of the three fastest-growing fish in the aquaculture category.
The video also shows that farmed tilapia has fewer fatty acids because of their diet of soy pellets and other GMO feed.
Wild tilapia eats lake plants and algae, but farmed tilapia eats food with higher rate of carcinogens, pesticides ,poultry feces, less protein and the beneficial omega-3 fatty acids .
“It may look like fish and taste like fish but does not have the benefits — it may be detrimental,” confirms Dr. Floyd Chilton, a professor of physiology and pharmacology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in a 2011 New York Times article.