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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

What about sushi?

Sorta an update to this Chernobyl link, I have an earnest question that is related to the crisis in Japan: What about sushi? Will this contribute to the global food crisis, namely the possible contamination of fish, native to this island which is currently in the grips of more than one disaster?

I'm sure that exportation of anything from Japan has been halted, but how about the long-term affects of this looming *gasp* nuclear meltdown?

Here in North America, I don't think the concern is valid as I don't think places like Canada relies on Japan as a food source for perishables like fish. However, in other parts of Asia, the fear of contamination is very real as noted on this CNN Blog by a writer who resides in Hong Kong. The anchor, Pauline Chiou who usually shops at Japanese grocery stores, believing in their higher food standards, is now questioning them.

There are also concerns in Taiwan as noted in this article from the Taipei Times. Local sushi bar owners are pacifying concerns about possible contaminated fish by stating that they stopped importing from Japan, shortly after the earthquake struck.

I hate clich├ęs, but just some "food for thought".

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