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Saturday, January 19, 2008

Why Naturally Sophia Stopped Eating Seafood!!!


80% of the fish and seafood sold in America is from foreign countries, and only less than 1 % is inspected. About half of the fish inspected by the FDA is rejected as filthy having contaminates like wisteria and malachite green which causes cancer. MOST FOREIGN FISH IS FARMED IN HUMAN SEWAGE! Farm raised fish is also high in mercury levels because the food fed to the fish is high in mercury. As always, do your own research. You are what you eat.


Here is a video that is particularly pertinent to the seafood lovers in the South. Everyone should watch this video.




16 comments:

SistaLocd said...

Wow,very interesting thanks for sharing.

Eyedinity said...

You make some very direct yet tactful and informative statements about your eating habits sharing what you feel will help. I can really appreciate this and enjoy reading your thoughts on your positive take on how others or other circumstances can be negative. I was reading this post and the other about the guy leaving the voice mail and I believe you handled yourself very well. Which of course is much less than what some ladies could say of themselves. I can go on and on but I just ADORE positivity and flock to those who express such. Continue on and be Naturally Sophia! You have my best wishes,
Eyedinity

Shiva said...

Seriously, its just Naturally You :)

aulelia said...

Not all foreign fish is farmed in human sewage. I don't know about that part of the statement...

Naturally Sophia said...

@ Aulelia- The majority of fish foreign to te U.S. is imported from farms of water contimated with human sewage. This is a fact. I never wrote ALL. Did you watch the video? Have you reviewed FDA records? This is a fact unfortunately.

Naturally Sophia said...

@shiva- I am not sure what you mean. Elaborate please.

Locksuluv Hair Affair said...

Ohhhh...I just had some fish on last night....I am to scared to look at the video but will be very mindful of my food choices...thanks for the post.

Lakia said...

wtf.. lmao...that will turn my stomach for a few days.

Naturally Sophia said...

@Locks U Luv- The video isn't graphic. It is more informative. Please watch it. And buy seafood local to your area and not from a developing nation like Vietnam or China.

Afrodite said...

Ew.

Sez said...

O.k. Sophia that was horrible and the picture, wow. I think I will try to stick with shrimp from now on. Their o.k. right?

Naturally Sophia said...

@Sez- I am a vegan now so I have no clue about shrimp. You should do your research to see where they are farmed. The FDA rejects half of all seafood that is checked as filthy which is imported from outside of America.

Naturally Sophia said...

@Sez- I am a vegan now so I have no clue about shrimp. You should do your research to see where they are farmed. The FDA rejects half of all seafood that is checked as filthy which is imported from outside of America.

SeZ said...

Well part of my position is food inspection and most sea foods that are found in markets and delivery shops are safe. They have a shelf life of 4 hours max. Being a vegan must to very hard? This post was scary for me because I eat mainly seafood and fruits.

Naturally Sophia said...

@sez- please watch the video. I used to eat mostly seafood until I found it too hard and expensive to get fish native to the US. Being vegan requires planning but is not hard.

Renea said...

Sophia,
I don't know why you are trying to ruin my appetite...lol. Seafood is a topic near and dear to my heart. The only time I regret moving back to the Northeast is when I am in the supermarket trying to find fresh seafood. Having been raised on Louisiana seafood, I am spoiled and savvy about what I eat. Many times my father actually caught what we ate. But when we ate out or went to a seafood monger I always paid attention.
Our neighborhood seafood market tried cheaper Chinese crawfish once. ONCE. Because everybody let him know it was not up to par and no matter how cheap it was we wouldn't buy it. I never saw imported seafood in his store again.
I know that you are committed to your nutritional choices and I deeply respect that. I think, however, the problem is not what we eat but how we eat. We are too far removed from the sources of our diet. Our government has enacted poor policies and fails to protect our food supply-- even our vegetables.
Growing up I saw my food at every stage before it made its way to my plate. I knew where my produce was grown, where my fish was caught. And since it was local, our community has a vested interest in sound policies to protect both producers and consumers.
At the risk of grossing you out, there is nothing that tastes better than a freshly shucked Louisiana oyster or spicy boiled shrimp or crawfish. And bring the trout on please. I love Mississippi farm-raised catfish, but I can't get it in New York and I don't like the looks of what's at the market. So I buy farm-raised salmon and experiment with other varieties. But I *know* what good seafood looks and tastes like and a lot of consumers don't. They have no idea how *good* seafood and produce taste. The same goes for produce. Creole tomatoes, fresh picked okra...I drool just thinking of it. Whenever I hear people talk about the food they don't eat, I always wonder if it's because they'd been served poorly.