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New Study Shows 59% of “Tuna” Sold in the U.S. Isn’t Tuna
Zero Hedge ^ | March 2, 2013 | Michael Krieger

Posted on 03/03/2013 12:05:25 AM PST by Zakeet

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To: Zakeet

Well, if “tuna” is bad for kitties heart condition, then less “tuna” in her “tuna” could be a good thing. Then it again it could be the reason she will not eat some brands.


101 posted on 03/03/2013 8:33:08 AM PST by Dawggie
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To: PIF
Danson and others have been conducting a vendetta against the commercial fishing industry for decades. Their goal is to eliminate all commercial fishing and particular in the US. One way to do this is by scaring consumers. Last time around it was mercury in tuna.

I have actually caught Tyson Foods funding this kind of activism; yes, they are into industrial aquaculture, big time.

I am not as down on aquaculture as you, but there has to be a way of validating responsible behavior and product quality. I am more into private validation services to provide that function than government inspection.

102 posted on 03/03/2013 8:46:45 AM PST by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to be "protected" by government.)
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To: Pollster1

Mislabled Tuna? No thanks, I’d rather stick with
my favorite, Pacific Slimehead other wise known
as Orange Roughy. hahahah.


103 posted on 03/03/2013 8:51:28 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Graybeard58

Don’t bother. If you’re a CCW you stand a good chance of getting gunned down by excitable cops.


104 posted on 03/03/2013 8:53:48 AM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: Varda

“Did you know there’s no such fish as Chillean Seabass?”

There is also no such fish as a “Coney Island Whitefish”.


105 posted on 03/03/2013 8:54:56 AM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT
The next thing they will tell us is that the sushi in those cheap $5.99 AYCE places isn’t real tuna ...

Of course, some days I am not sure it is real food.

106 posted on 03/03/2013 8:57:14 AM PST by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120) Cure Alzheimer's!)
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To: Varda

Are you telling me there is something fishy in the fish market?


107 posted on 03/03/2013 9:07:04 AM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: PIF

Copper River Reds... Oh man, the best!


108 posted on 03/03/2013 9:13:53 AM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Zakeet

What is it about the eyes of these lib communists? Especially NY ones? Cuomo, Bloomberg, odongo, etc. They all have those same life-less eyes that all the recent mass murderers have.
Weird...maybe they’re all on the same satanic ritual drugs? Who knows, but it’s definitely creepy....and to think they are now our overseers and rulers is even more creepy.


109 posted on 03/03/2013 9:21:37 AM PST by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: moovova
Eat more bacon.

Grow yer own bacon. It's the only way to be sure.

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110 posted on 03/03/2013 9:26:57 AM PST by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: Zakeet

111 posted on 03/03/2013 9:36:15 AM PST by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: Carry_Okie

Dear CO,
Farmed fish has one unspoken objective: the elimination of commercially caught fish in the US - a goal they are near achieving after 45 years of using every lie in the book, every Federally supplied lawyer they could muster, after every trick and piece of propaganda they could muster from big PR firms.

There is no economically way to farm fish that produces the product that Nature does without human intervention. ‘Validation’ by any means is another way for money to change hands ... the bigger the ‘service’, the more money changes hands, and the more political the result achieved.

Don’t doubt me - I’ve been in it since the beginning, and I’ve paid the price in money, and with the lives of friends and loved ones. A price you pay on each time you shovel one of their ‘certified’ products into your mouth.

If one needs a ‘validation’ service to certify some type of food Nature otherwise produces, then that food is a product of money and politics.

Tyson is a late-comer to the game. The Pew Foundation used to be a Danson funder and likely still is. Then there is the whole huge list of wealthy leftist environmental funding sources which are helping you live better through the magic of food chemistry. It is hard to fight ‘non-profit charitable’ organizations and other NGOs with hundreds of millions of dollars to dole out annually and uses Federal Government departments and lawyers to enforce their desires.

One of the other objectives behind fish farming is to not only eliminate commercial fishing, but also to hasten the movement of people into controlled spaces - otherwise known as inner cities - and out of rural uncontrolled spaces (by whatever means necessary).

One day in the not-so-distant future, people will believe, as did old Key Westers, that food comes in packages and cans, made in some distant factory which magically appears on store shelves.

Know who killed your meat and fish, who raised your vegetables and grains.


112 posted on 03/03/2013 9:42:36 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: PIF

Thank you for taking the time to educate us about the fishing business. FReepers are so smart and so helpful.

So is the surimi healthy in your opinion? Do they add a lot of stuff to it?


113 posted on 03/03/2013 9:43:18 AM PST by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: higgmeister
This Ted Danson?
114 posted on 03/03/2013 9:45:34 AM PST by EEGator
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To: All

I grew up on the Northern Oregon coast and my Mother worked in seafood processing plants. The best seafood caught never makes it past the mothers that work in processing plants. When a boat comes in with a catch on ice only hours old, it’s instantly bought up by the women. My family was two or three paychecks away from being homeless, but we ate better than the brown Caligula residing in the white hut.

I wouldn’t eat factory canned tuna if you paid me. The only canned tuna I will eat now that Mom has passed is from a little family cannery from the town I’m from. Ridiculously expensive, but alder smoked FRESH albacore tuna is incredible.


115 posted on 03/03/2013 9:53:38 AM PST by Tailback
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To: JoeProBono

LOL+!!!
Thought you’d have fun with this fishy subject. LOL


116 posted on 03/03/2013 9:56:31 AM PST by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. liberals and logic: Never confuse the two! Hi MI# !)
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To: All

“uncontrollable oily anal leakage”

Got it!

I will have the load of guillotines at
point C by Tuesday.


117 posted on 03/03/2013 9:57:19 AM PST by right way right (What's it gonna take? (guillotines?)
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To: Bigg Red

“So is the surimi healthy in your opinion? Do they add a lot of stuff to it?”

I personally avoid it. It ususally stinks. Nowadays Surimi could be made from any otherwise non-salable fish or meat scrap incuding mixing in a little roadkill for that tangy taste ...

If you want crab, buy one that is still alive, boil 15 minutes at most or until shell turns redish in very salty water - or sea water if you are near the ocean. Practice makes perfect.

If you can smell it, don’t buy the rotting c—p. Some of it may be irradiated as well. You can tell by taking a sample and letting it sit in a pail in warm weather - it will not rot.

See here for some Wiki poster’s definition of Surimi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surimi

You are welcome for the very brief introduction to the fishing business as far as it concerns consumers.


118 posted on 03/03/2013 9:59:31 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: Tailback

If you would share the name of that small cannery perhaps we can get them some business.


119 posted on 03/03/2013 10:03:50 AM PST by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years.)
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To: EEGator
I always thought Ted Danson got a bad rap being tagged with the racist brush. He was merely proud of his third place showing in the backstage huffing contest, hence the bronze.

This fella took the gold.


120 posted on 03/03/2013 10:04:21 AM PST by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: PIF

Thanks for both your large posts, most informative and very useful to know.


121 posted on 03/03/2013 10:05:51 AM PST by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. liberals and logic: Never confuse the two! Hi MI# !)
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To: SeaDragon

Oh...ewwww!


122 posted on 03/03/2013 10:22:07 AM PST by RikaStrom ("To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." ~Voltaire)
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To: PIF
Farmed fish has one unspoken objective: the elimination of commercially caught fish in the US - a goal they are near achieving after 45 years of using every lie in the book, every Federally supplied lawyer they could muster, after every trick and piece of propaganda they could muster from big PR firms.

I happen to know a guy personally who was a pioneer in aquaculture. He's no liar.

There is no economically way to farm fish that produces the product that Nature does without human intervention.

True, but the same could be said of agriculture v. gathering wild vegetation. The product isn't the same, but that doesn't mean that it is necessarily a bad product.

Validation’ by any means is another way for money to change hands ... the bigger the ‘service’, the more money changes hands, and the more political the result achieved.

Back that up. I think Underwriters' Laboratories has done a good job. I think JD Power does a good job. I think the ASTM does a good job, or the ASME, or the IEEE, or VeriSign, Good Housekeeping, or the BBB...

Don’t doubt me - I’ve been in it since the beginning, and I’ve paid the price in money, and with the lives of friends and loved ones. A price you pay on each time you shovel one of their ‘certified’ products into your mouth.

Sorry, that looks like hype to me.

Tyson is a late-comer to the game. The Pew Foundation used to be a Danson funder and likely still is. Then there is the whole huge list of wealthy leftist environmental funding sources which are helping you live better through the magic of food chemistry. It is hard to fight ‘non-profit charitable’ organizations and other NGOs with hundreds of millions of dollars to dole out annually and uses Federal Government departments and lawyers to enforce their desires.

I wrote a whole book on that corrupt loop.

One of the other objectives behind fish farming is to not only eliminate commercial fishing, but also to hasten the movement of people into controlled spaces - otherwise known as inner cities - and out of rural uncontrolled spaces (by whatever means necessary).

The book covered that too. I was on the first Agenda21 Biodiversity and Ecosystem Management Roundtable in 1994, not to abet it but to turn it toward reason. The whole process was a corrupt fraud.

One day in the not-so-distant future, people will believe, as did old Key Westers, that food comes in packages and cans, made in some distant factory which magically appears on store shelves.

The diesel engine in a fishing boat was made in a factory. So were the hydraulics and electronics. So you know that fishermen are a direct beneficiary of industry. To argue otherwise would by hypocritical. Do you know the guy who mined the iron? Do you know whether they returned that mine to productive land?

Know who killed your meat and fish, who raised your vegetables and grains.

Do you drink coffee? Do you know the guy who raised the beans? Do you eat bananas? Do you drink orange juice? How about the guy who raised the hops in your beer? As I said, "hypocritical."

You don't know whom you are "instructing." You don't know what I do. You don't know what I know or what I've done to support fishermen and how they have been screwed by the likes of Zeke Grader and Glen Spain. Instead, you fall into the leftist Hegelian trap of taking "sides." You know damned well the world can't be fed with current technology without industrial agriculture. We can't all eat "wild fish" without doing what was done to the Grand Banks. Yet there is a place for your industry, if only to manage and monitor the resources that keep it viable while producing a viable high end product. It's a service. Broaden your vision for goodness sake.

Who manages the watersheds that produce anadromous fish? Do you help those foresters, or do you buy that BS crap about "canopy regulations"? HMMM??? Do you count smolts? They do.

123 posted on 03/03/2013 10:24:57 AM PST by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to be "protected" by government.)
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To: Carry_Okie

Zeke Grader and Glen Spain had me on their personal hit list back in the 90s.

The rest I’m not going to argue.


124 posted on 03/03/2013 10:44:52 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: Covenantor

Haha, that’s hilarious. :) I bet he’s from Florida, America’s Australia.


125 posted on 03/03/2013 10:56:01 AM PST by EEGator
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To: HartleyMBaldwin; deport

That makes more sense. At least that seems viable. Thanks.


126 posted on 03/03/2013 11:26:08 AM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Free goodies for all -- Freedom for none.)
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To: PIF
Zeke Grader and Glen Spain had me on their personal hit list back in the 90s.

And with you Kathy Fosmark, whom I happen to know personally.

The commercial fishing industry started to go down the tubes the moment they allowed government to take over the hatcheries.

The rest I’m not going to argue.

Best you do some reading instead.

127 posted on 03/03/2013 11:44:00 AM PST by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to be "protected" by government.)
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To: PIF

Thank you.


128 posted on 03/03/2013 11:58:59 AM PST by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: Graybeard58

If you don’t have a Costco, go with Member’s Mark white albacore tuna at Sam’s Club. It has “white tuna, water, salt, phosphate.” No soy.


129 posted on 03/03/2013 12:03:52 PM PST by TheOldLady
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To: Alas Babylon!
Correct. The real name?

Patagonian Tooth Fish. Sound appetizing?

On the bright side, PETA will assure us it's just another tasty-sounding "sea kitten."

130 posted on 03/03/2013 12:25:48 PM PST by RansomOttawa (tm)
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To: PhiloBedo
Don’t bother. If you’re a CCW you stand a good chance of getting gunned down by excitable cops.

Now you've left me wondering. Did you reply to the wrong person or just take a gratuitous slap at L.E.?

All I said in the remark you replied to was:

Thanks for the tip, now if I can just find a Costco.

131 posted on 03/03/2013 1:04:54 PM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: KC Burke

“Skipanon Brand” in Warrenton, OR and “Josephson’s Smokehouse” in Astoria, OR are brands I buy. Shipping is outrageous though and probably not worth it. I buy when they “Skipanon” attend farmer’s markets in the Willamette Valley or when I visit the coast.


132 posted on 03/03/2013 1:14:04 PM PST by Tailback
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To: Graybeard58

I didn’t mean it personally.

I’ve just got this thing about Costco after one of their employees caused a stink over a guy who happened to be carrying and the poor guy ended up being killed in a hail of bullets from overreacting cops.

Sorry...it was off topic...........


133 posted on 03/03/2013 1:30:20 PM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: Carry_Okie

Give it a rest ...


134 posted on 03/03/2013 1:37:50 PM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: TheOldLady

Thanks, we do have a Sam’s Club and I like tuna.


135 posted on 03/03/2013 1:44:54 PM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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