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Thu Feb 21, 2013, 03:15 PM

59% of America’s “tuna” isn’t actually tuna

59% of America’s “tuna” isn’t actually tuna

Nonprofit ocean protection group Oceana took 1,215 samples of fish from across the United States and genetically tested them in order to bring us the following astonishing facts:

59% of the fish labeled “tuna” sold at restaurants and grocery stores in the US is not tuna.
Sushi restaurants were far more likely to mislabel their fish than grocery stores or other restaurants.

What’s for dinner at your local sushi joint? Pretty much anything but what’s on the menu. Oceana

In Chicago, Austin, New York, and Washington DC, every single sushi restaurant sampled sold mislabeled tuna.

84% of fish samples labeled “white tuna” were actually escolar, a fish that can cause prolonged, uncontrollable, oily anal leakage.

The only fish more likely to be misrepresented than tuna was snapper, which was mislabeled 87% of the time, and was in actuality any of six different species.


http://finance.yahoo.com/news/59-america-tuna-isn-t-161548034.html

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Reply 59% of America’s “tuna” isn’t actually tuna (Original post)
The Straight Story Feb 2013 OP
NYC_SKP Feb 2013 #1
reformist2 Feb 2013 #2
grasswire Feb 2013 #6
reformist2 Feb 2013 #7
rdharma Feb 2013 #3
Jersey Devil Feb 2013 #9
rdharma Feb 2013 #11
siligut Feb 2013 #13
a la izquierda Feb 2013 #14
Xipe Totec Feb 2013 #4
DJ13 Feb 2013 #5
msongs Feb 2013 #8
meow2u3 Feb 2013 #10
Bigmack Feb 2013 #12
DeSwiss Feb 2013 #15

Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 03:17 PM

1. I do not want to experience prolonged uncontrolable leakage. Especially oily anal leakage.

This is disturbing news...

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 03:20 PM

2. I'm no big fan of canned tuna, but this article seems like a smear against them.

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Response to reformist2 (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 03:42 PM

6. I don't think they're talking about canned tuna.

Isn't the story about tuna sold raw?

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Response to grasswire (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 03:44 PM

7. I think so, but the headline does not make it clear. At all.


I can see how many readers will come away wondering what's in the cans of tuna at the supermarket, that are all clearly labelled. That's unfair to the tuna canners.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 03:31 PM

3. Don't they mean "sushi tuna"?

 

escolar is actually more expensive than normal run-of-the-mill tuna and is usually found as a substitute only for the highly priced specialized gourmet tuna used in sushi.

The gempylotoxin it contains, is very similar to castor or mineral oil. This is what gives the flesh of escolar its oily texture. As a result, when full portions of escolar are consumed, these wax esters cause gastrointestinal symptoms like "sharts"!




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Response to rdharma (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 03:56 PM

9. sharts are especially dangerous when an animal has a tail

Think he was eating sushi tuna?


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Response to Jersey Devil (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 12:40 PM

11. An audio/visual I REALLY didn't need!

 

Ewwwwwww!

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Response to Jersey Devil (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 01:20 PM

13. Like the primates throwing poo

I see this as commentary.

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Response to Jersey Devil (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 02:01 PM

14. ..


I'm sorry...so juvenile, but so hysterical.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 03:33 PM

4. I don't care what the menu says, if you paid more than $15 a plate, you got scrod. nt

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 03:37 PM

5. Sorry Charlie

You now have prolonged, uncontrollable, oily anal leakage.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 03:48 PM

8. soon enough tuna will be extinct. tofu sushi anyone? nt

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 04:01 PM

10. No wonder the "tuna" has been tasting funny lately

It just ain't really tuna. Not even my cat, Ruby, will touch it.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 12:52 PM

12. I had some canned tuna (albacore) recently...

... that was caught by a neighbor and canned in a small local cannery.

TOTALLY different than commercial canned albacore.

Not strong in taste, but very tasty. Like the difference between home-grown chicken and Tyson chicken.

These days I don't trust any fish whose history I don't know.

I catch my own salmon and deep sea cods.

I wouldn't eat farm raised salmon(?) that's jammed with hormones and antibiotics and has to be colored so it doesn't lay there on your plate like a giant pile of grey shit.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 11:13 PM

15. K&R

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