Friday, August 22, 2008



For the arugula crowd: a couple of Manhattan HS girls ran DNA tests in various chi-chi joints.

They found that one-fourth of the fish samples with identifiable DNA were mislabeled. A piece of sushi sold as the luxury treat white tuna turned out to be Mozambique tilapia, a much cheaper fish that is often raised by farming. Roe supposedly from flying fish was actually from smelt. Seven of nine samples that were called red snapper were mislabeled, and they turned out to be anything from Atlantic cod to Acadian redfish, an endangered species.

Quoted by Dreher.

By the way, what are you eating if it has 'UN-identifiable DNA'?

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