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Old 07-10-2008, 01:29 PM   #11
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Funny, suzie. Send him here. I'll do bacon, he do dishes.
Sounds, like a plan. Sounds like a deal! Oh, and tell him to bring some garden stuff with him.
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Old 07-10-2008, 04:56 PM   #12
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There are actually other good reasons to avoid tilapia. Most frozen tilapia sold in the U.S. is farm-raised in China, which has very poor environmental practices. Much of the tilapia raised there is polluted with nasty stuff I don't want to eat. I've already switched to other kinds of white fish.

What other white fish do you prefer ?
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Old 07-10-2008, 04:59 PM   #13
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I don't care how available/cheap tilapia is these days. It tastes like nothing. To answer your question, Lady C - I prefer trout and lake perch.

p.s. and I love bacon it all its greasy glory.
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Old 07-10-2008, 06:14 PM   #14
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I don't care how available/cheap tilapia is these days. It tastes like nothing. To answer your question, Lady C - I prefer trout and lake perch.

p.s. and I love bacon it all its greasy glory.
Brook Trout, Yellow Perch, Rock Bass, Rainbow Trout under 20 inches long. You're singing to me MB.

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Old 07-10-2008, 08:22 PM   #15
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I couldn't follow the MSNBC link, says it expired, so I did a Google search and found this link from Science Daily detailing the study mentioned by MSNBC:
Popular Fish, Tilapia, Contains Potentially Dangerous Fatty Acid Combination

Apparently this is of special concern to people with heart disease, arthritis, asthma and other allergic and auto-immune diseases that are particularly vulnerable to an "exaggerated inflammatory response".

Sorry guys, but this still doesn't mean bacon is good for you, just that it actually has less of a detrimental effect on those with an inflammatory disease than farm raised Tilapia. They also included farm raised catfish in the study. So if you have these diseases they say don't use farm raised Tilapia or farm raised catfish as part of your program to help control it.
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Old 07-10-2008, 08:26 PM   #16
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China produced 51 million ton of seafood in 2007 and their biggest problem is quality control, we import seafood from China but it's rarely checked because our Government, in it's wisdom, has made it a self regulated industry so who knows what we are eating.
China Is The World's Largest Producer And Exporter Of Seafood, According To The Latest Glitnir Report *
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Old 07-10-2008, 08:34 PM   #17
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Thanks for that Maverick, I couldn't open GotGarlic's link either. I'm for bagging any seafood imported from anywhere in Asia, their quality control is nowhere near our standards, besides, I've seen many in our seafood industry fold because they can't compete with them.
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Old 07-10-2008, 10:19 PM   #18
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What other white fish do you prefer ?
Hi, LadyCook. Depending on what I'm doing with it, I go with cod, flounder or haddock.
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Old 07-12-2008, 05:36 PM   #19
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The problem is not China's tilapia but everywhere that is it produced seems to be a by-product fish from raising other fish. They use the tilapia to eat the seperated waste from other farm raised fish. They are bottom feeders like catfish.
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Old 07-12-2008, 05:49 PM   #20
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I saw this this morning on the local news. I don't necessarily eat everything for the benificials, but for the enjoyment. So no big deal for me. Unless you want to replace one for the other (bacon for tilapia) in a recipe.
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I am with you in this...I like both and I will eat both when I like it...
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