The Clean Hippie

Seeking the sustainable life in New York City

Food Fraud: Maybe I should just give up April 2, 2010

Filed under: Food,news — Alden @ 2:18 am
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When I go to restaurants that serve fish, I’m always careful to choose responsibly. Chilean Sea Bass? No way!

Well, an article by Washington Post (sent to me by my  step dad, thanks!) describes the widespread substitution of one cheap food for another. It includes corn syrup for honey, catfish for snapper, even imported crab for one of my favorite foods: Chesapeake blue crab. Come on!

It’s just another reason why you can never trust what your food is or where it comes from, unless you can look your farmer or fisherman in the eye as he bags up your purchase.