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Old 02-21-2013, 12:24 PM   #1
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59% of America’s “tuna” isn’t actually tuna

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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.

If you’ve ever wondered why the sushi in the display case is so affordable, given the dire state of the world’s tuna supply, well, now you know.



Source: 59% of America’s “tuna” isn’t actually tuna – Quartz
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Honestly, while reading, I was thinking, "oh god, they aren't using horse are they?"
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I've had prolonged uncontrollable oily anal leakage since I was like 12. That article makes it sound like its a bad thing..?

Don't give a fuck what kind of fish it is, it's all about the taste buds
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Don't give a fuck what kind of fish it is, it's all about the taste buds
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so you're telling me I have a 50/50 chance of the tuna taco being a tarp. brb thailand
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I know the reason why they mislabel this items. Its because the blue fin tuna is becoming extinct.

I thought this was common knowledge.

FACTS PEOPLE! Watch a documentary every now and then jeez.
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I know the reason why they mislabel this items. Its because the blue fin tuna is becoming extinct.

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True, same reason why they label horse meat beef... cows actually add a significant amount of co2 which puts a hole in the ozone. Bon appetit.
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I think white tuna is a east coast thing... I have seen it on the menu in Toronto Ottawa and Montreal.

Anyways, oily... what?
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I know the reason why they mislabel this items. Its because the blue fin tuna is becoming extinct.

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FACTS PEOPLE! Watch a documentary every now and then jeez.
Bluefin is different from Albacore Tuna - which is what white tuna is supposed to be.
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First horse meat in the UK and now this...
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isn't it the methane from cows passing gas?

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