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Old 05-19-2009, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Conservative Las Vegas
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I, for one, will not touch any frozen fish from China, and if you go to Wal-Mart you'll see frozen fish after frozen fish coming from China. What gives?

I've been to that country a few times. And on one particular tour, we were shown a typical small agricultural community, and part of the tour included a fish pond. What I saw there was enough for me to never, ever want to eat any fish from that country.

Now, perhaps, where this Wal-Mart fish comes from is much more sanitary and it's overseen by inspectors from Wal-Mart, but, at the same time, knowing how horribly polluted that country is, I prefer to err on the side of caution.

Anyone else nervous about buying fish from China or SE Asia?
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Old 05-19-2009, 10:22 PM
 
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yep. i'd avoid farmed fish from most of that part of the world.
your topic reminded me of this story:
Is your prawn cocktail toxic? Read this any you may never want to eat one again | Mail Online

it's crazy how much food is from china now. you can't even buy garlic that's not from china.
i picked up a bag of frozen spinach last week - yes, even that was from china.
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Old 05-19-2009, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Some place very cold
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I'm not buying any food from China, thanks.
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Old 05-20-2009, 12:50 AM
 
Location: GLAMA
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I'm not buying any food from China, thanks.
Same here. If it goes in me or on me, it ain't gonna be from China.
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Old 05-20-2009, 01:28 AM
 
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I do my best to avoid food from China, but it isn't easy these days.

When I want to eat fish, I've gotten to the point where it's faster and easier to go down to the lake for fresh ones than finding something from the US/Europe at a grocery store.

(I cheat a little... I go down to the lake with a cold six-pack and trade it for a couple fish. )
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Old 05-20-2009, 03:09 AM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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I, for one, will not touch any frozen fish from China, and if you go to Wal-Mart you'll see frozen fish after frozen fish coming from China. What gives?

I've been to that country a few times. And on one particular tour, we were shown a typical small agricultural community, and part of the tour included a fish pond. What I saw there was enough for me to never, ever want to eat any fish from that country.

Now, perhaps, where this Wal-Mart fish comes from is much more sanitary and it's overseen by inspectors from Wal-Mart, but, at the same time, knowing how horribly polluted that country is, I prefer to err on the side of caution.

Anyone else nervous about buying fish from China or SE Asia?
Agreed, I won't do it. Then again, I don't eat a lot of fish to start with, but the last time I bought any I got Alaska pollock, a whitefish.
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Old 05-20-2009, 06:58 AM
 
Location: NE San Antonio
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I don't buy "fresh" or frozen seafood from Walmart at all
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Old 05-20-2009, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Where we enjoy all four seasons
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I am avoiding Everything from China.
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Old 05-20-2009, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Absolutely not avoiding it. First, I never buy frozen fish. But I have spent several weeks wandering about in the Chinese rural countryside, and eaten things that would turn your stomach in places that would turn your stomach, and the food was delicious, nutritious, and I never suffered any untoward effects from it.

We live in what (I am told) is the freest nation on earth, and the most valuable freedom we have is freedom from fear. Why invent things to be afraid of?
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Old 05-20-2009, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Southern, NJ
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I do not buy anything from China, Mexico or Taiwan period.

As much as possible I buy local and regional, Organic & Free Range.
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