What am I really eating?
When I first moved to Central America I remember being concerned about what I was really eating. That is, was something in a grocery store or a restaurant what it was supposed to be. I have long since gotten over that concern but I just read an article that suggests maybe my concern was misplaced.
While the first world has been very concerned with a small percentage of horse meat in fast food hamburgers, it seems like the seafood industry goes far beyond a small percentage. A Huffington Post article tells the story.
Oceana performed DNA testing from 2010 to 2012 on 1,215 fish samples from 674 retail outlets in 21 states. In this study, Oceana found seafood fraud everywhere it tested, with rates hitting as high as 52 percent in Southern California.