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Something's Fishy: Seafood Lies

Summary: How do you know you're actually getting the fish you want?
Air Date: 8/17/16
Duration: 20
Host: Dr. Mike Fenster
Guest Bio: Larry Olmsted
Larry OlmstedLarry Olmsted writes the “Great American Bites” column for USA Today and his food and travel column appears on Forbes.com. Olmsted was named one of the 10 Most Extreme U.S. Journalists by the Society of Professional Journalists, and his Forbes.com column was named one of the World’s Top 100 Travel Sites. His exposé on counterfeit Kobe beef for Forbes.com was widely covered by newspapers, websites, and radio shows around the world. Olmsted is the author of two books on golf and, most recently, Getting into Guinness (personally setting or breaking three world records during the writing process). He and his wife live in Vermont.
  • Book Title: Real Food, Fake Food: Why You Don't Know What You're Eating & What You Can Do About It
  • Guest Twitter Account: @TravelFoodGuy
Something's Fishy: Seafood Lies
Fake foods are foods that contain something other than what you think you’re buying; a bait-and-switch of ingredients.

The less recognizable a food is to the eye, the easier it is to be fraudulent.

Can you tell the difference between filets of whitefish? You may be buying farmed tilapia when you believe you’re buying red snapper.

The quality of our food has become adulterated by the current food pathways. There is now opportunity for people to falsely market foods.

Look for the seal from the Marine Stewardship Council (a fish in the shape of a checkmark) for wild caught seafood to be sure you’re buying what’s promised.

Listen in as Larry Olmsted dishes on how to know you're getting the fish you think you're buying.
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