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Treehugger!!! Don't eat fish from China

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My mom just called (we live in North Carolina) and there is a story on the news about imported Chinese fish.

A restaurant in Charlotte got some fish marked halibut and it was some mystery fish! They had to send it out for testing because they couldn't identify it!

Another place had catfish and tilapia that was marked as grouper.

Blech!

One more thing added to my list of labels to read...
post #2 of 10
One more reason I'm happy I went vegetarian. I try really hard not to buy any food from China. But, if you research it, it's almost imposible. There are some ingredients that they make almost exclusively now and they don't have to list them if say an US company makes the product but includes that ingredient. I wish we would close that door until all these problems are resolved. You won't see that happen though, money talks.

The very best thing you can do is to buy whole, fresh, locally grown food and stay away from anything prepackaged.
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I was browsing the fish section at our Harris Teeter on Tuesday and was really dismayed at how much was imported from Asia and more specifically, China. I started reading labels more carefully on my seafood when I realized I had bought salmon that had been dyed! Yuck...who wants dyed salmon?

I ended up going away empty handed on Tuesday. All they had was some wild caught Alaskan salmon but it was $19.99 a pound. I really wasn't planning on spending that much and will just wait for a sale.

I also noticed almost all shrimp is imported, including frozen, which is what I usually buy.

Personally, I will be reading my labels and refuse to buy any food product that has Made in China on the label. Geez...they are poisoning us and we are paying them to do it...
post #4 of 10
OMG! I've never heard of them dying salmon. What will they think of next.

You could buy canned wild caught salmon, but there was that little mix up they found with that one too. I feel best when I see the food grow in my own garden.
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I heard about this last week. When I was at Sams yesterday, I was going to buy some frozen tilapia. I looked at the label and it came from China and put it right back! I then bought fresh farmraised catfish instead. There is a website that you can go to find out the safest fish to eat (I can't remember it but you can google "Safe fish to eat"). i just recently started eating more fish and i most certainly don't want to be poisoned by it.
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i just recently started eating more fish and i most certainly don't want to be poisoned by it.

That's how we feel. We really want to eat more fish (we eat a lot of chicken, but are getting kind of tired of it), but want to have better health because of it...not worse.

I am with treehugger, I think I am just going to eat things that I grow in my garden or raise myself.

I wonder if DH would notice a cow and a few chickens wandering around the yard???
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I wonder if DH would notice a cow and a few chickens wandering around the yard???

We considered getting a chicken coup for eggs, but knowing me these little ladies would become pets and would never end up on my table.

Could you do what you had to do to end up with the chickens and cows you raised yourself on your table?
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Could you do what you had to do to end up with the chickens and cows you raised yourself on your table?

The chicken...maybe. The cow...probably not. In reality, I would probably have a few chickens for eggs and that would be it. My grandfather raised chickens so I have seen them killed and plucked.

I have already started working on my husband building me a small chicken coop for layers.
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I have already started working on my husband building me a small chicken coop for layers.

Me too
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I am with treehugger, I think I am just going to eat things that I grow in my garden or raise myself.

For treehuggers who live in the city (I can only imagine what my neighbors would do if I started raising chickens!!!), a good tip is to find a local farmers' market to buy your meat, fruit and veggies. The ones by me actually have better prices than the grocery store and I know that what I am buying is from the area, for the most part.
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