Tuesday, April 10, 2012

in which we let the cat out o' the bag.

listening to a co-worker go on and on about the wonders of fish, and healthy eating makes me realize that I know something about how fish gets from a polluted rice paddy in Cambodia to your dinner table. I'm going to follow up on that with some actual blog content, I think.

 Oh, and until then, ruminate on this:  most fish you buy comes from outside the US. People like me used to marinate fish feed in methyl-testosterone to make all the babies male so they wouldn't breed while being grown out for market. While that's no longer legal in the US, it's very legal in most other places... the kind of places where you get fish.


Steve R. said...

Ha! This doesn't surprise me one bit these days. Lead Paint went out the window decades ago in the US. Yet, that didn't stop China from putting it on our toys. Also, ruminate on this one, the FDA is only able to physically inspect about 1 percent of the food consumed in America a year! God knows whats in our food, and what the practices are of foreign fisheries, and fisherman.

Paul, Dammit! said...

I had an old Able seaman on my last ship that was master of a Russian factory trawler. They'd resupply with empty cans and food and fuel, and then catch fish and fill the cans, or grind and press the meat, and freeze it. Didn't matter what it was, it was whatever the label said it was.