Bait & Switch


There’s a catch to some seafood. The conservation group Oceana conducted DNA tests on seafood in New York City and found that 39% of the fish sold in grocery stores and restaurants was mislabelled. Farmed salmon was billed as “wild,” high-mercury tilefish was “red snapper” or “halibut,” and sushi bars were selling escolar—a fish that can cause diarrhoea—as tuna.



Image by Travis Rathbone


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