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Old 07-10-2008, 10:33 AM   #1
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Bacon better for you than tilapia

I thought that would get your attention

Popular fish has wrong kind of fatty acids - Diet and nutrition - MSNBC.com

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Farm-raised tilapia, one of the most highly consumed fish in America, has very low levels of the beneficial omega-3 fatty acids and very high levels of omega-6 fatty acids, a potentially dangerous fatty acid combination, researchers are now saying.
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Old 07-10-2008, 10:37 AM   #2
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Heh heh heh. Certainly did...especially since I happened to be munching on a piece of bacon at the time!
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Old 07-10-2008, 10:45 AM   #3
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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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Old 07-10-2008, 10:49 AM   #4
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That really stinks.
Tilapia and catfish are two new favorites of mine.
Oh well, gonna stop worrying about it and just eat.
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Old 07-10-2008, 11:07 AM   #5
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I don't worry about that stuff either - I just eat what I like :)
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Old 07-10-2008, 11:15 AM   #6
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well i do pay attention to stuff like that. since I assume complete responsibility for my health (read that to mean she has no health insurance), i I eat foods that I think promote my health....she says heading off to purchase a large quantity of local blueberries...
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Old 07-10-2008, 11:16 AM   #7
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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.
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Old 07-10-2008, 11:39 AM   #8
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Old 07-10-2008, 11:41 AM   #9
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So I stink at math...

excerpt from Chinese fish crisis shows seafood safety challenges - USATODAY.com

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Malachite green, the anti-fungal, is another matter. The chemical dye battles fish parasites and fungal infections. Lab tests have showed increased cancer rates in rats and mice fed malachite green and leucomalachite green, which is formed from malachite green, at doses ranging from 100 to 600 parts per million for two years.

Last year, the FDA restricted imports of eel from China after FDA tests found that 91% of those sampled contained leucomalachite green — some at levels up to 3,239 parts per billion. "That level was disturbingly high," says Kraemer.
Can someone please take the parts per million and parts per billion and make the both parts per million or billion so we idjits can wrap our brain around it?

I seem to think that 3239 parts per Billion would be 3.2 million parts per million...huh?


Guess I will have to contemplate my piscatorial consumption sources. PAH.
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Old 07-10-2008, 12:08 PM   #10
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Dont tell this to my DH.....
He doesn't eat fish or seafood, but make bacon and he does anything, including dishes!!
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