The next time you order tuna at a sushi restaurant - watch out! - it may not be what you think it is. A team of scientists from Columbia University and the American Museum of Natural History conducting a genetic research project found that more than half of tuna ordered from 31 restaurants were "misrepresented" or selling endangered southern bluefin tuna. Some samples were not tuna at all, but escolar, a fish with fatty flesh that could pass as tuna but can cause diarrhea when consumed. "A piece of tuna sushi has the potential to be an endangered species, a fraud or a health hazard," reports the authors. "All three of these cases were uncovered in this study."

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/11/sushi-fraud-dna-barcoding-tuna.php?campaign=daily_nl Question Who's Online | Find Members | Private Messages
Questions
Quizzes
Articles
My Journal
Forums
Answer Questions | Question Comments | My Questions | Favorites | +Add Question
LATEST
POPULAR PRIORITY RANDOM

All | Games | Funny | Entertainment | Quizzes | Weird | Tech | People | Arts/Lit | News | Science | Sports | Places | Misc

959 hits 3.0 (3 votes) Share Favorite | Flag 12 years ago by KikiPeepers

If you eat sushi, do you worry that the restaurant isn't giving you the fish they say they are?
The next time you order tuna at a sushi restaurant - watch out! - it may not be what you think it is. A team of scientists from Columbia University and the American Museum of Natural History conducting a genetic research project found that more than half of tuna ordered from 31 restaurants were "misrepresented" or selling endangered southern bluefin tuna. Some samples were not tuna at all, but escolar, a fish with fatty flesh that could pass as tuna but can cause diarrhea when consumed. "A piece of tuna sushi has the potential to be an endangered species, a fraud or a health hazard," reports the authors. "All three of these cases were uncovered in this study."

http://www.treehugger.com/files/200...


Put This Question on Your Page (MySpace, Livejournal, Blog, etc)
[Preview] EMBED CODE:


Bottom Last Post

12 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 12/5/09 - 12:18:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
I dont eat anything raw - that's dumb -
12 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 12/5/09 - 4:18:00 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, I don't get the ones with the raw fish on it.
12 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 12/5/09 - 4:42:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
I get the raw fish, but I usually only go to one place that does all the stuff in front of you.

I my sushi train place.
12 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 12/5/09 - 4:55:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
if it tastes nice and doesn't make me ill that'll do

On Saturday 12/5/09 - 4:42:01 PM NarcoticNico wrote:
I get the raw fish, but I usually only go to one place that does all the stuff in front of you. I my sushi train place.


surely they don't get the whole tuna out? so you couldn't tell the species very easily even if you knew the differences
12 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 12/5/09 - 5:00:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
Well, I've never been sick from eating there, so I guess it's probably not the diarrhea fish. The other one, I have no clue.
12 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 12/5/09 - 5:08:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
and out of curiousity what is the first stage that you see? a big block of frozen fish about a foot long or so? that's what you often see in Korean when the chef comes out
12 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 12/5/09 - 5:58:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
Hmm, I usually don't pay that much attention... Probably, though.



You need to be logged in to post a reply

New to YT? Create a Free Account ~ Have an Account? Log In

Top



10 Most Popular Questions Today
1 What does your money do?

2 If you had a genetic disease, would you reproduce?

3 Do you prefer croissants or bagels?

4 Do you take advantage of people?

5 Can you count to 100 in roman numerals?

6 Would you make love with your clone?

7 Are pigs a ``wonderful, magical`` animal?

8 As you grew older, have you become more liberal or conservative?

9 Which aspect of Christmas is more important?

10 Do you ever leave your dog in your vehicle with the windows rolled down a bit?

More Questions
 
Edit