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First Horse(meat) Trading, Now 59% Of "Tuna" Sold In The U.S. Isn’t Tuna

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Submitted by Michael Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

 

New Study Shows 59% of “Tuna” Sold in the U.S. Isn’t Tuna

 

 

This is just the latest revelation in the stealth inflation and food fraud theme I have written about frequently in recent months.  The non-profit group Oceana took samples of 1,215 fish sold in the U.S. and genetic tests found that that 59% of those labeled tuna were mislabeled.

 

It seems that “white tuna” should be avoided in particular as “84% of fish samples labeled “white tuna” were actually escolar, a fish that can cause prolonged, uncontrollable, oily anal leakage.”

 

Oh and if you live in my hometown of New York City, you should pay particular attention:

Big Apple has big problem with seafood fraud:  94 percent of tuna and more than three quarters of sushi samples in New York City mislabeled.

 

Of the 142 fish samples collected in New York, 39 percent were mislabeled. New York City led the nation with the highest occurrence of mislabeled salmon as well as the highest amount of fraud among salmon collected from grocery stores and restaurants.

The full report from Oceana can be found here.

Bon appétit!

 


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Sat, 03/02/2013 - 19:13 | Link to Comment NemoDeNovo
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Why am I not surprised?  What's next Ben's Beard is a fake too?

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 19:17 | Link to Comment spankthebernank
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I'll have the sashimi with a side of oily anal leakage....thanks.

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 19:34 | Link to Comment knukles
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Escolar: Breakfast of Political Champions

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 19:58 | Link to Comment PhilB
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Mislabeled - more Douplespeak. There is just no accountability in the system. Banks can commit no crime, even at the extreme of sloshing funds around for terrorist states, still no crime. We've been without a pilot for some time now, if we aint going down, we will hit a mountain eventually.

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 22:21 | Link to Comment WayBehind
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Thats why I always order salmon. I know it was safely farmed and fed with antibiotics and growth hormones so I have no worries. 

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 23:04 | Link to Comment Richard Chesler
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You voted for Obozo the corrupt banksters' puppet you deserve to eat shit.

Hope and change bitchez!

 

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 23:18 | Link to Comment Raymond K Hessel
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Apparently, soda is more of a health issue than escolar fish.  

MOTHERFUCKINGCOCKSUCKINGFLOORFLUSHINGMONKEYHUMPINGTWOFACEDSONAVABITCHESONCRACKSMACKHEROINDOPEFIENDAHHHHHH

WHERE'S THE TYLENOL?  MERRY CHRISTMAS.

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 00:21 | Link to Comment Oh regional Indian
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JUST. GO. VEGETARIAN.

Even huntung : CJD Deer + Ticks (Lyme)

Fishing : GM Salmon/ General Heavy Metal toxcity

"Packaged Meats": Enough said anyways

It's okay to change. I was a meat-it-tarian till 1994. Then, one day, just like that... I was done and all has been well enough since, actually much, much better.

Diet is a habit. Wear it carefully.

Be well all.

ori

 

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 00:42 | Link to Comment gmrpeabody
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Note to self:  eat more beef.

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 00:54 | Link to Comment Oh regional Indian
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The beef with beef is all of the above(ine) and more.

Remember Oprah's beef with the burger? And how the texas ranch lobby made her eat crow (or was it beef?).

For everyone, highly recommended:

My Year of Meats...

http://www.amazon.com/My-Year-Meats-Ruth-Ozeki/dp/0140280464

Eye-popping stuff. Perhaps anal leaking too....

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 01:03 | Link to Comment Dane Bramage
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One of the fringe benefits of the coming collapse/correction = it'll be more difficult to eat factory-farmed shit.... or, more PC, local and agrarian economies will thrive.  Mewanwhile, STFU leave the twigs to the ruminants (w/four stomachs) and ~> http://www.eatwild.com/index.html + http://www.realmilk.com/real-milk-finder/

I stay away from fish anyways.  Even if it weren't for Fukushima, BP, etc., etc., serious mercury toxicity.  Shame that.

 

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 01:42 | Link to Comment LetThemEatRand
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Pork -- the other anal leakage meat.

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 06:49 | Link to Comment chumbawamba
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Next thing you know they'll be telling us Soylent Green is people!

I am Chumbawamba.

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 07:53 | Link to Comment Short Memories
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How the fuck do you trick someone into eating fake tuna with sushi? There ain't that many red fish! Bonito is about all I can think of and if if the customers don't know the difference there then ... Marlin for fake Toro maybe...

It's not like somone snuck some odd meat or veg into sausages for christs sake

 

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 08:18 | Link to Comment Badabing
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My motherinlaw's butt keeps leaking and she loves tuna.

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 08:38 | Link to Comment GetZeeGold
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Mislabeled fish or genetically modified vegan crap?

 

Hold on...I'm thinking about it.

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 09:55 | Link to Comment zhandax
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Marlin for fake Toro maybe...

I was eating sushi back when J.J. was slicing blue marlin at Fuji in Boca, and it is not red.  Exquisite, but off-white.  Haven't seen any on a menu since the late 80's.  Guess commercial sale was banned. 

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 11:07 | Link to Comment gmrpeabody
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Sorry Charlie...

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 15:31 | Link to Comment OutLookingIn
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SOYLENT GREEN!

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 08:57 | Link to Comment U4 eee aaa
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Maybe they use artificial coloring

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 18:41 | Link to Comment Hive Raid
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New York has the most Piscal fraud? I didn't mean to order the jewfish.

 

The Bernanke Bank Roll: Gefilte fish and rice wrapped in last week's New York Times. It'll blow out your assets.

 

Greenspan Salmon Sashimi: For every piece of real salmon, we add ten pieces of gefilte. No wonder they call me a prophet, I should have been a Jewish carpenter. "We've been doing this shit for ages! Hey, slice it a little thinner" he shouts to Juan, who is shamefully adorned in traditional Japanese garb.

 

Manhattan's finest will eat anything with a shit eating grin if it costs enough. Byproducts are written off as yesterday's residual Santorum. It couldn't happen to better people.

 

The ADL's new campaign to ban harpoons... too many little gefiltes are being killed in cold blood. Opposition is anti-Semitic. There's been surprising support in congress, and Malcolm O shed a dry tear on TV before he broke into the electric boogaloo.

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 01:11 | Link to Comment sitenine
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Imagine just how many people from catchers, sellers, buyers, butchers, etc. who all know firsthand that this is going on? And how many people know first hand where the horse meat is coming from and how it's getting into the food supply? How may mother fuckers knew? These are conspiracies, are they not!? We can't trust govt., we can't trust the money, and now you can't trust your food. Another example is defeat of GMO labeling in Cali. We aren't allowed to know what the fuck we are eating!? This is no way to live! FFS, this is shit!

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 01:33 | Link to Comment TruthInSunshine
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They're going to unveil the Chained Consumer Price Index soon, and none of this will matter to even the degree it does now (the BLS will weigh melamine fortified, moistened sawdust as an equivalent substitute for peanut butter for purposes of tabulating inflation).

Regular oily anal leakage will be a First World Problem by then.

Check out this link as to how/why you will eat whatever they will soon call "peas" and like it, bitchez.

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 10:58 | Link to Comment zhandax
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I knew there was some reason I lost interest in freshman honors Phych, and B.F. Skinner's work was one of the core topics (I did pick up a few useful tidbit from studying William James, who, apparently, was the prof's hero). 

As far as escolar, that 'super white tuna' you get in sushi bars is exactly that.  The concern here is probably for people who feed their kids canned tuna 4 days a week.  Those kids are already fucked 40 ways to Friday, and obozo care will just declare that 'oily anal leakage' is a normal human condition.  From what I have seen of 20-year olds lately, it could be a feature at frat parties.

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 09:26 | Link to Comment duo
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At the Albertson's near me they always have "Atlantic Salmon" which also says "Product of Chile".  Whenever I ask at the counter which part of Chile is on the Atlantic coast, I get a blank look.

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 12:05 | Link to Comment Solon the Destroyer
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That would be the southern tip of Chile.

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 05:34 | Link to Comment Crash N. Burn
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 Beef or McMuck?

Remember when food was actually good for you? Shit!

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 10:41 | Link to Comment espirit
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I hear Australian kangaroo meat is "big" in China, they just don't know it yet.

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 14:09 | Link to Comment akak
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Kangaroo: the other dog meat.

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 14:47 | Link to Comment monoloco
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The only difference between beef and horse meat is that horse meat is leaner and tastes better. Donkey meat is also very tasty.

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 05:38 | Link to Comment PY-129-20
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To be a Vegetarian does not improve your health. You know what is really important? Know your source! Where does your food come from? I try to buy as much as possible from local people I know. I also have a garden where I can plant everything. I used [Walahfrid] Strabos descriptions [Hortulus] to build my own garden. He was a German monk in the 9th century. I combine this with more modern plants, insights and techniques.

Take your time. It just needs to be a weekend. Is that much? A weekend per annum? To visit a local farmer and speak with them and to get a feeling about them. Yes, I know. You cannot watch them 24 hours and you never know 100 % - but get familiar with them, know how they do their stuff, where they get their seeds and so forth. Do you know the people that create your food? I know it is not possible for everyone. Most people tend to live in urban areas nowadays. I lived in a city too and it was messing up with my health. I was able to relocate to a more rural area. 

Our problem is that we are heavily disconnected to our food. Something that was the most important thing for ancestors. Of course, there is always a chance that things go wrong. Soil can be contaminated, seeds can be contaminated, even a hunted deer can be contaminated [think about the impact Chernobyl left - boars are still contaminated in areas in Germany and Austria and other European countries] - or would you plant a seed in Bhopal? Or soil contaminated with Agent Orange in Vietnam, Laos and other places. Not to mention China or Fukushima.

It is getting difficult on our small planet to get clean food. Isn't that shameful? Ignorance is bliss, I guess.

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 18:37 | Link to Comment PrintemDano
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I love animals, they're delicious.

 

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 11:51 | Link to Comment jballz
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Yes because there were so many good choices.

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 20:11 | Link to Comment McMolotov
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59% of the time, you get oily anal leakage every time.

ETA: And God only knows wtf is in the cat food I've been feeding Grandma.

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 20:38 | Link to Comment akak
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At least Orly's $0.99/lb chicken breasts are probably safe.

 

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 21:29 | Link to Comment AssFire
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Escolar is to Tuna as

Tungston is to Gold

Get the Gold Tuna

 

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 21:30 | Link to Comment fourchan
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GOOD BECAUSE TUNE IS FUCKING ENDANGERED. thanks to the nips

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 21:32 | Link to Comment Stackers
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Well at least Austin/Houston sushi bars are consistent

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 22:10 | Link to Comment Zer0head
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it is all horseshit notwithstanding the rest that is all bullshit

 

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 22:19 | Link to Comment Crash Overide
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First Horse(meat) Trading, Now 59% Of "Tuna" Sold In The U.S. Isn’t Tuna

Next thing ya know the stock and PM markets will be rigged!    *cough*

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 23:13 | Link to Comment DeadFred
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Fortunately the SoylentGreen is still first rate.

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 00:02 | Link to Comment NoDebt
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Makes Twinkies seem pretty good by comparison, doesn't it?

At least you don't have to worry much about cat food.  No real reason to mis-label it.  Gotta believe it's no worse than Dinty Moore Beef Stew (and costs a lot less).

Persistent oily anal leakage..... you gotta be kidding me.  That's gotta be thrown in there to elicit the exact reaction it's gotten.  It's gotta be hype.  Can we get a voluteer to field-test this for us?

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 11:54 | Link to Comment Tijuana Donkey Show
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I have eaten it, and I shit my pants the next day. Fishmonger sold it to us, and I went back and gave that fucker hell. In his defense, he did say it was escolar. Worst part, DELICIOUS. The effect is the same as Olestra, which had a label that warned of "anal leakage"

http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1991915_1991909_1991785,00.html

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 12:05 | Link to Comment Disenchanted
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Why would you eat a fish that has such terrible downsides? Two reasons:

  1. Escolar is delicious. Most likely, the same fatty ester in Escolar that makes you sick also makes it taste so damned good.
  2. Taste the danger! If you enjoy a sense of dining adventure, then consider Escolar the log flume of the culinary world.

 

further on...

 

HOW NOT TO CRAP YOUR PANTS

So I have a couple of quick tips to reduce the likelihood of getting sick from Escolar.  It is mostly gleaned from the Internet, but the most credible source I found was an excerpt of Nick Ruello's Report On The Oil Content, Composition, And The Consumption Of Escolar.

 

  1. Limit Quantity. Obviously, less is more when it comes to Escolar. Conventional wisdom suggests no more than a six (6) ounce portion. I suggest an even smaller amount the first time you try it.
  2. Tail portion. While oil distribution varies per fish, the cuts near the tail generally have lower ester count.
  3. Cooking Methods. Don't appear to make a difference. There are some sources that claim grilling will reduce the wax esters but there is at least one scientific report that found this to be untrue.  Wax esters are heat stable, so the only potential benefit of grilling is that they somehow leak out of the fish.  This can also be achieved by baking the fish on a rack causing the juices, which may or may not contain wax esters to drip into the pan below.
  4. Deep Skinning. With certain fish, this oil resides just under the skin of the fish. By removing the flesh close to the skin, you can reduce the amount of wax ester. While it is recommended to do remove the skin because of its high oil count, there isn't much evidence that deep skinning will help much.  
  5. Freezing.  also does not work.  Wax esters are not damaged by cold, even after extended stays in the freezer.
  6. Fishmonger Trust. Since there are other fish that also contain high level of wax ester, it is best to go to a reputable fishmonger.  Also, Escolar has some other toxins that can result in histimine poisoning if the fish isn't stored properly.  
  7. Pre-Existing Conditions. As always, pregnant women have no fun. Also, people with malabsorption or bowel problems should probably just stay away. Unless you find your bathroom comfortable and you dislike your pants. 

 

From:

Escolar: The World's Most Dangerous Fish
Sun, 03/03/2013 - 12:09 | Link to Comment Disenchanted
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moral of the story...

Don't eat that fatty Esther.

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 08:28 | Link to Comment TBT or not TBT
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Horse meat is actually higher cost, in terms of energy inputs and time to slaughter, than beef is, by a long shot. Ergo there can't be much of it being raised for that purpose. What is happening here is OLD HORSES end up being slaughtered for their various parts, meat included, and this ELDERLY horse meat is getting in the human food supply. Note that it is pretty common, in Europe, for humans to be eating elderly cattle too, old dairy cattle slaughtered at the end of their usefulness as dairy producers. Quality beef is rarely produced in Europe actually.

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 22:58 | Link to Comment wee-weed up
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Confushi say...

eet sushi - sheet gushi.

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 00:24 | Link to Comment Oh regional Indian
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That was very good in a very bad way.

Well played...

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 18:43 | Link to Comment PrintemDano
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Why doesn't Uncle Ben just print some damn tuna!

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 02:23 | Link to Comment Angus McHugepenis
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I've seen Orly's avatar. There are no breasts located there. Must be another JPM or GS rehypothocation scam.

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 15:49 | Link to Comment Teamtc321
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I wish I could find the "Coupin" for those $0.99/lb chicken breasts.........

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 21:52 | Link to Comment Sudden Debt
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In Europe, there's now another thing comming up....
dogmeat and ratmeat....

the dogs come from animal chelters where dogs are put to sleep. and now it turns out they sold the meat....
the rats are turned into cowfeed and pig feed. and this causes the animals to become kanibals which is not in their nature and cause anomalies in their genes. where do you think mad cow disease comes from...

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 22:15 | Link to Comment Never One Roach
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"...oily anal leakage...."

WTF! you can't even make that shit up!

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 22:37 | Link to Comment eatapeach
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I see what you did there

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 01:53 | Link to Comment TruthInSunshine
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More than you wanted to know:

 

Fire in the hole! What foods cause anal leakage? « Mind Candy

Escolar fish, for reasons unknown, can still be sold in many countries. The US nearly pulled the plug on it, but then relented, issuing instead a weak advisory against consuming more than six ounces. If you never heard the name Escolar, you may have heard of super white tuna, butterfish, or Hawaiian walu. It is all the same thing. What causes a problem with this fish is that it has its own digestive problems that it passes along to whomever consumes it. Escolar contains gempylotoxin which in most people causes gas, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps – and of course anal leakage.

Frito-Lay Study: Olestra Causes "Anal Oil Leakage"


Five Foods That Cause Anal Leakage


News Blog: Olestra makes a comeback--This time in paint

 

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 02:17 | Link to Comment chubbyjjfong
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Never imagined I'd be reading a discussion about anal leakage on ZH. Now i'll be sure to think twice before sniffing any more excercycle seats.  

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 02:45 | Link to Comment sitenine
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What do you mean? We're always reading about anal leakage on ZH - isn't that just another way of saying "money printing"?

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 05:31 | Link to Comment Dr. Sandi
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It may be time to pull the plug on anal leakage. But I don't want to be the one who pulls that plug.

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 09:03 | Link to Comment U4 eee aaa
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butt....butt....

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 09:08 | Link to Comment Son of Loki
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Are there roaches in your coffee and chocolate?

 

At about 34:00, he started telling some fun entomology stories–one of which ended with a statement that most mass-produced, pre-ground coffee, as well as chocolate, has roach parts in it.

For most entomologists or folks working in agriculture, this is not much of a shock. I have covered before how the FDA allows a wide variety of insect parts in most food products.

 

http://membracid.wordpress.com/2009/05/05/are-there-roaches-in-your-coff...

 

The story is from May, 2009, but somehow I suspect things have not changed much. In fact, it's probably alot worse now.

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 12:13 | Link to Comment Jena
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I read somewhere that for most foodstuff that are suspect, the manufacturers run a protein level on the end products.  Over a certain amount, they know there are too many insect parts.

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 16:05 | Link to Comment Miffed Microbio...
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In my first biology class in college we purchased several brand of ketchup,looked at it under a microscope and counted fly parts. Then we had to calculate the ppm. I'm happy to report the fly part counts in every brand were within the USDA guidelines. Is everybody happy now?

Miffed;-)

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 09:03 | Link to Comment U4 eee aaa
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I admit that anal oil leakage is bad. If there is one thing I can't afford to lose it is my anal oil

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 10:39 | Link to Comment buckethead
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I suppose it explains the recent losses in spite of continued currency [petrodollar] devaluations: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/01/markets-oil-idUSL4N0BT1QX20130...

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 02:17 | Link to Comment Angus McHugepenis
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If you read the labels on many pharma drugs you'll probably find "anal leakage" as a side effect. Fuck, I remember Howard Stern talking & mocking about it in the 90's (can't recall which drug(s) he was talking about by name).

If you really need to enjoy some anal leakage eat a bag of prunes and wash them down with a poverty pack of Bud or other piss water... followed by a tuna fish enema.

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 09:05 | Link to Comment U4 eee aaa
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In 10 years researchers will actually discover this was all good for you

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 04:12 | Link to Comment zdk45
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might have gotten a wee bit worse overseas...rat meat: no longer the hidden delicacies of the privileged cows and swine elite:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/18/rat-meat-london_n_1891832.html

...."The news organization discovered that Ridley vendors were not only selling "smokies" (blow-torched goat and sheep meat that is illegal under UK and European food laws), but also rat meat. Grasscutter rats, also known as cane rats (cat-sized rodents found throughout sub-Saharan Africa), were sold to undercover reporters by several butchers."

-huffpost

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 07:24 | Link to Comment Winston Churchill
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Neither is new.I unknowingly ate Alsation at an Indian restaurant in London once.

Place was busted the next day,with half the dog left in the refridgerator.

Knew an old timer that was a plant manager for a jam company.He said rats

often fell from the ceiling into the cooking vats.They carried on  regardless.

Enjoy.

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 16:24 | Link to Comment rich_wicks
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Since when did Indians start eating dog?

Also, why would they go through the trouble to track down a German Shephard, when mutts are readily available?  For a pure bred, it's abour $700 unless it's just a couple of hicks breeding dogs to death.

Why would you call a German Shephard an Alsation in England anyhow?

The flavor would be pretty odd as well, at best it would taste like lamb, but a lot more gamey.

Do you mean a Frenchman from Alsace?  Were you fed that?

I am a bit dubious of your story.

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 20:53 | Link to Comment Teamtc321
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"a fish that can cause prolonged, uncontrollable, oily anal leakage."

 

Diane Feinstein's gun ban bill and face, come to mind when viewing the above quote from the article.

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 22:31 | Link to Comment Oracle of Kypseli
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Now we all know why a large whole tuna fish in the Tokyo fish market gets auctioned off for hundreds of thousands of dollars or more. Make that a million

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-06/japan-sushi-chain-pays-record-1-76-million-for-tuna-at-auction.html

 

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 23:41 | Link to Comment CPL
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It is that rare.  A clean, non radioactive, nice sized fish.  And people pay a fortune for clean food now.

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 02:40 | Link to Comment TruthInSunshine
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That tuna is not "clean" by any objective measure.  It's loaded with mercury.

Just sayin'.

Mercury is prevalent in our oceans due to industry's treatment of them as a giant discharge containment pond, and tuna are high on the apex predator scale.

Wicked Tuna  | National Geographic

One of the largest of the tuna species, bluefin tuna often contain mercury levels nearly triple that of the more common yellowfin and skipjack....

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 08:34 | Link to Comment TBT or not TBT
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That's why you should always run your seafood through a reverse osmosis process before consuming any.

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 09:09 | Link to Comment U4 eee aaa
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....and now it probably is also tinged with a nice fukushima glow

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 04:18 | Link to Comment Nikao7
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Does it come stamped with "100% authentic" compliments of a DNA check?

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 22:33 | Link to Comment flapdoodle
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Hmmm... "oily anal leakage" - I'll bet Barney Frank saves a fortune in KY Jelly eating Escolar.

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 12:29 | Link to Comment Tijuana Donkey Show
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That's a really shitty comment ;)

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 20:56 | Link to Comment azzhatter
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in other news proctor and gamble announces new product-anal tampons

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 08:35 | Link to Comment TBT or not TBT
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Bullish

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 12:30 | Link to Comment Tijuana Donkey Show
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They invented those to go with Olestra.

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 01:00 | Link to Comment indygo55
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Uncontrolable oily anal leakage.

 

There fixed it for ya.

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 19:28 | Link to Comment CPL
Sat, 03/02/2013 - 22:19 | Link to Comment Jack Burton
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Ha! They met to work out a rescue plan and instead dropped protection in international waters! Typical of the rape and pillage economic system the entire world has adopted.

Just give it a few decades and many fish stocks will be history. I also read that plankton the basis for much of the sea life could be in trouble in the future due to acidification of the sea water. What keeps CO2 levels down is the oceans ability to suck up vast amounts, trouble is that begins to turn up as acid.

But then again both these stories could be part of a liberal hoax. The first tuna story comes from well know hoaxers Greenpeace, and the second is based on the vast world wide scientific hoax of CO2 emissions from fossil fuel burning. Perhaps the liberals are so involved in their hoax that they are beginning to gain traction.

If both stories are hoaxes, then we can rest easy. Keep fishing and keep burning fossil fuels. We need both, but liberals hate both. Good sea food on the table and gas in your SUV are hated by the liberals.

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 22:35 | Link to Comment flapdoodle
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I'll bet the happiest fish in the world are the ones just radioactive enough to get thrown back...

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 23:23 | Link to Comment GMadScientist
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You think they check the fish; that's cute!

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 23:28 | Link to Comment GMadScientist
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Sure....they're just making up all those deadzones from depleted dissolved oxygen.

You people are so dumb you deserve what's coming.

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 16:28 | Link to Comment rich_wicks
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People who rant about "liberals" and "conservatives" in this day and age are really saying "I'm too stunningly ignorant to comment on anything related to politics or government".

 

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 20:55 | Link to Comment TheFourthStooge-ing
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Jack Burton said:

Keep fishing and keep burning fossil fuels. We need both, but liberals hate both.

Well played, sir. You are a master of deadpan sarcasm.

+1

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 23:56 | Link to Comment Flakmeister
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Far too subtle for this crowd.....

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 08:40 | Link to Comment TBT or not TBT
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The Pelosi family should be dragged before Congress given their fishy tuna empire practices. Oh wait, Nancy is in Congress. She old be so helpful. For the children. We passed the anal leakage to find out what was in the sushi, just like she'd recommend, and now we like further sage advice.

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 19:35 | Link to Comment EscapeKey
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*gasp* inflation calculations?

does the above mean that when i order sea bass i get anything but sea bass?

that's sort of like voting for a political party!

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 20:23 | Link to Comment Caviar Emptor
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Not to worry! Elites will sell us their table scraps !
A real delicacy : "Buffet Brand Dinner Scraps" ...Better scraps a billionaire's money can't buy

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 20:30 | Link to Comment A Lunatic
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That's an interesting concept. Just yesterday I was noticing the waste generated by flossing my teeth and suggested to my dear wife that perhaps we should set a bowl by the sink to collect all those little bits of meat that usually end up on the mirror. We could once a month use them like bacon bits on our salads or baked potatoes, or save them up until there's enough to make breakfast sausage or even homemade snack sticks.............

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 20:41 | Link to Comment Caviar Emptor
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Yes! In the new feudalism we'll be delighted to eat tooth scrapple from a wealthy family. Heck, any protein source would make the plebes happy...maybe even Soylent Green

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 21:37 | Link to Comment Anusocracy
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During the famine under Mao, starving peasants would search through poop from well fed party official's horses to find undigested grains.

They also swapped dead family members with neighbors to avoid the problem of eating their dear departed gramps. Neighbors gramps was okay.

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 21:37 | Link to Comment AssFire
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@A Lunatic

Priceless post-fuck yeah!

I am guessing you have giant Austin Powers type chompers...

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 20:44 | Link to Comment infinity8
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that's so sick nobody knows if they should up or down you. congrats.

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 00:21 | Link to Comment Acorn10012
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Definite "up" chuck!

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 20:46 | Link to Comment de3de8
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Lunatic,
Thanks, my first good laugh of the day!

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 20:59 | Link to Comment CPL
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Like a booger farm under every library table on the planet.  Scrape it together and make gum.

 

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 00:27 | Link to Comment H E D G E H O G
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Hey 'Lunar Tick, please send me some of that shit you're smokin will yee?:) +1.5

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 16:24 | Link to Comment mobtown
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After flossing my teeth this morning, I had all of the ingredients to make two chef salads.

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 22:29 | Link to Comment thisandthat
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That's assuming they're better served, which would be pretty much wishful thinking on their part:

Back in the 80s, a bunch of Parisian top restaurants were caught red handed and finned for selling culture salmon as wild salmon - if you've seen both, you know it's impossible to mistake one for the other, in fact, it's easier to mistake white tuna for wild salmon, than this and culture salmon (wild one is pale with dry meat; culture is reddish, artificially (over)colored, and with softish, fat meat).

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 20:01 | Link to Comment rogeliokh
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"84% of fish samples labeled “white tuna” were actually escolar, a fish that can cause prolonged, uncontrollable, oily anal leakage.”

 

WTF??? ANAL leakage :))), that must be ANALysts calling 15000 DOW in 1 month, too much white tuna intake??? :)))

 

Ohhhh boy, we might have to contribute for toilet paper for CNBC talking heads...

 

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 20:05 | Link to Comment booboo
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You can tune a piano but you can't tune a fish.

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 20:12 | Link to Comment msmith9962
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Escolar also known by the latin dripus rectus

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 21:39 | Link to Comment Anusocracy
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I suffer from chronic droopus erectus.

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 21:25 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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Bullish for Charmin!

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 10:54 | Link to Comment rogeliokh
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Bernank, Can you print Tuna???

 

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 17:26 | Link to Comment Never One Roach
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I feel sorry and guilty. I have been feeding my cat escolar anal-oil-inducing fish all these years instead of genuine tuna. I have noticed a decrease in her ability to concentrate recently since adding the "tuna"...maybe even a little kitten dementia (or KD, as we say). The can says, "Wild Caught"...and..."nutritionally balanced"....

I feel so bad.

How do I break the news to my Pussy (cat)?

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 19:23 | Link to Comment americanspirit
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Uncontrolled anal leakage? Tuna sandwiches for everybody in congress! The good news is - less mercury.

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 19:28 | Link to Comment GeezerGeek
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Congress (and the administration, too) already has a problem with uncontrolled anal leakage. It just comes out of their mouths.

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 19:49 | Link to Comment Mae Kadoodie
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I just crapped my pants!

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 19:51 | Link to Comment tbone654
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me too...  but mines not oiley...

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 21:55 | Link to Comment Sudden Debt
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well it does come in handy if your a car repaired... or any job that uses expensive oils...
I wonder where that Thai massage house buys their oils from... because they do eat a lot of fish... just saying..l happy endings my ass....

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 02:20 | Link to Comment DaveyJones
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Shit I was out for the night and missed a sweet sick chain

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 20:02 | Link to Comment smlbizman
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you didnt crap your pants buy urself....

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 22:59 | Link to Comment wee-weed up
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Obama agrees!

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 20:42 | Link to Comment akak
Sat, 03/02/2013 - 20:34 | Link to Comment Everyman
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Yes, and in New York City where they have Bloomberg the "Food Nazi" where you can't get over 16oz Sodas, or Trans fat, but Hell do they care about "oily anal leakage"????

If that stupid FUCK Bloomberg really had a fucking clue, he would go after the food mis labelers.  Only in Medical Services can you be allowed to not tell the price and charge for something you are not actually providing, like actual medical care or REAL FUCKING TUNA!

Hmmm, she smells just like escolar, down there!

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 08:44 | Link to Comment TBT or not TBT
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No drilling for oil joke in here yet?

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 08:48 | Link to Comment nmewn
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Page 2 ;-)

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 19:16 | Link to Comment Shvanztanz
Sat, 03/02/2013 - 19:17 | Link to Comment Flakmeister
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Legal Seafood has "Faroe Island Salmon" on the menu for a cheaper price than generic swordfish. Can you say bullshit? But in all fairness, it is actually salmon...

The real lesson here is that the seas have been overfished and all the good stocks are essentially wiped out...

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 20:44 | Link to Comment akak
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Alaskan salmon is still sustainably harvested --- and unlike the mushy, artificially-colored crap coming out of British Columbia, it is strictly natural and all WILD salmon, too.

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 20:55 | Link to Comment Flakmeister
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Wait till Pebble Mine is fully ramped up, that'll take care of those pesky wild fish up there...

The wild Alaskan goes for about $16-18 per pound here, it is immediately identifiable by the leaness compared to the farm raised Atlantic stuff...

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 21:04 | Link to Comment akak
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I was fortunate to have pulled in about 100 lb. of wild salmon (sockeyes) last year --- ended up freezing half of them, and canning (jarring) the rest.  Just had Panang curried salmon with brown rice for dinner last night --- something that was probably NEVER on the menu of any restaurant in Thailand!

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 00:35 | Link to Comment Miffed Microbio...
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I hope you daily kiss the ground where you live! I absolutely love wild alaskan king salmon. Fresh not frozen. It has a short season in San Diego and I pay $23/ lb when it's available. I don't care if I have to eat entrails for a month to afford it, it's my one yearly treat. We have some dear friends in the pacific northwest who send us smoked sockeye which is fabulous but nothing compares to the fresh king IMHO. I love thai but salmon must be enjoyed simply baked with a little pesto or butter to savor the flavor. Only spoiled rotten assholes whole can haul in 100 lbs can waste it on Thai. Okay, I guess my jealous is showing. ;-)

Miffed;-)

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 01:54 | Link to Comment akak
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Only spoiled rotten assholes whole can haul in 100 lbs can waste it on Thai. Okay, I guess my jealous is showing. ;-)

LOL!  Yes, I guess I am spoiled.

Actually, salmon works surprisingly well in Thai dishes, the assertive flavor of it holding up very nicely against all the spices, garlic, etc.  But I do very much like it also simply baked or grilled (my all-time favorite).

But if you think I am an asshole for "wasting" my salmon in a Thai dish, Miffed, you should hear some other Alaskans, especially a fair number of those who grew up here, who are "bored" with salmon, if they don't actually hate it!  I had a good friend, who passed away a year ago, who grew up in a roadhouse here in Alaska which served salmon all the time, and she literally DESPISED salmon --- would not touch it with a ten-foot pole!  She would even turn her nose up at the smoked salmon spread that I make every now and then.  Myself, I could eat it almost every day, and believe me, I am grateful for and appreciative of every bite of it I can get.

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 12:23 | Link to Comment Jena
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I grew up on the coast of Washington, so I guess I was spoiled with salmon, also.  But I wasn't ungrateful like my sister's in-laws were.  Those philistines would pour commercial barbecue sauce on it, wrap it in foil and toss the package on the barbeque.  Grilled salmon can be exquisite but their... creation was a sticky, nasty mess that fell apart in the process.

I'd be happy eating salmon every day, too. 

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 15:10 | Link to Comment Miffed Microbio...
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Well, I'm tasting stomach acid from that comment! Dear lord, I try always to be gracious to any host serving me but that would be tough. I'd have to hope they had a dog and slip the mess steathlily under the table. Then when the poor creature went Into violent paroxysms and died, I'd just look stupid and shocked at the outcome. I'd made a few culinary blunders myself. This is why I keep dogs, cats, chickens and horses. Something will eat it. However your sister in law sound like she enjoyed it that way...egads!

Miffed:-)

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 15:19 | Link to Comment Miffed Microbio...
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I have to trust you on the salmon Thai thing. I can't afford to experiment. Thai cooking is tricky. I can make it alright but it never is transcendant. I complained about this to a Thai once and he laughed at me. " Thai is difficult, combinations of spices to meld favors is tricky, more art than science. What you think I a chinaman who throw any shit in a wok and dump it on a plate for you to eat!"

Miffed;-)

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 16:47 | Link to Comment mt paul
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Kenai river reds...

no anal leakage here..

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 15:29 | Link to Comment DosZap
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If you do not get a BRAND name ALBACORE tuna, the rest is all shit.

Chicken of the Sea, Starkist etc, are now 35-40% watered down dogshit.

Costco's KIRKLAND BRAND is the best Albacore white I have found.

But like all else, there is no in flation, 2yrs ago I was getting 4 cans for $7.99, now it's $9.99.

Guess Fukuishima played hell w/that market.

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 19:19 | Link to Comment TomGa
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For years restaurants have been mislabeling the Slimehead calling it an "Orange Roughy."

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 20:11 | Link to Comment A Lunatic
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They've been calling pink slime hamburger too......

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 20:50 | Link to Comment Kirk2NCC1701
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Tip de Jour: grab a pack of fresh (looking) beef stew chunks, and have the butcher grind it for you. It'll be leaner, cleaner and cheaper than 'amburger (use French pronunciation for fun). So you won't have to ask: "Where's the beef?". Bon appetite.

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 21:17 | Link to Comment A Lunatic
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I would like to buy a hamburger.......

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUCDhvbQFmU

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 22:23 | Link to Comment espirit
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Also, beware of Swai on restaurant menus unless you really do prefer vietnamese catfish.

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 19:35 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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    Red  Snapper 'MISLABELED'!!!

~~~

Godammit I've been trying to tell my bros that this was the case since I was in my early 20's...

~~~

CHILEAN SEA BASS???

WTFF?... I've been trying to tell people for 2 decades now that CSB does NOT FUCKING EXIST in nature... [there's no such goddamned thing]...

~~~

But it makes 100% sense that the motherfucking dumb fuck fucking New Yorkers [especially the goddamn jew bankers], are lining up around the block to pay top dollar for this garbage [as well as $1000 an hour for a 25 cent skank to blow them after dinner]... I keep trying to tell you people... When it 'devolves' into JEW vs. JEW ~ all hilarity ensues...

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 19:39 | Link to Comment EscapeKey
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yes, yes, but think of how awesome it is for the inflation calculations when it comes to BLS substitutions. when substituting items IN, if they don't exist, surely the implied price is 0, and hence an infinite amount of "chilean sea bass" (or whatever) can be consumed.

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 19:50 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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CPI 2013 = ['ex' food, energy, Au, Ag, bitcoins, chilean sea bass, red snapper, & grammas catfood]...

~~~

Suggest it to the teleprompter ~ you might get a cabinet position & a private jet]...

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 20:53 | Link to Comment Kirk2NCC1701
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Not a problem for me, as I'm partial to Pink Snapper. ;-)

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 08:49 | Link to Comment TBT or not TBT
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Careful not to slip into a well oiled brown snapper. On the other hand ordering he tuna for your date could maybe open them up easier to that kind of sex, looking on the bright side?

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 19:22 | Link to Comment Hulk
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Turns out it is 59% SeaHorse !!!

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 21:42 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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Just last week I was advising everyone to go long on Surströmming, turns out I may have been right...

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 19:23 | Link to Comment Being Free
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Reminds me of a girl I once knew; it wasn't tuna.  (Maybe seabass)

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 20:16 | Link to Comment mobtown
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She's the one I gave a ride on my dingy. She came back with a large red snapper.

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 23:16 | Link to Comment Teamtc321
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I took one look at the red snapper, slapped it with my sea cucumber and zerod in on the star fish............

 

Buns eyeeeeeee!

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