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Completely Farm-Bred Unagi, a World First 204

Posted by timothy
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JoshuaInNippon writes "Japanese scientists at the National Research Institute of Aquaculture, Fisheries Research Agency have reported that they successfully completed an artificial cultivation cycle for unagi, or eel — a world first. Unagi is a traditional delicacy in Japan, and can commonly be found in baked form at sushi restaurants. The fish has long been caught either matured, or still young and then fattened on farms. Sadly, as a result, natural stocks of unagi have plummeted in recent years. However, the research news indicates a future method to completely farm breed the tasty creature in mass quantity. Good news for sushi lovers, Japanese businesses, and wild eel alike."
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Completely Farm-Bred Unagi, a World First

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  • by Runaway1956 (1322357) on Friday April 09, 2010 @09:00PM (#31797032) Homepage Journal

    Hey, stupid! Yo Mama is an OMNIVORE! Yo Granma would eat anything that didn't eat her first! Yo Great Granny has CANINES!!

    Get over it - humans are predators - they were DESIGNED (by God or by nature) to eat flesh.

    Here, try some A-1 sauce on that medium rare steak. It's delicious. Man, I just love that slightly pink center. BLOOD!! Mmmm-mmmm GOOD!

  • Re:right (Score:2, Insightful)

    by timmarhy (659436) on Friday April 09, 2010 @09:26PM (#31797184)
    I'm betting your right. vegans always ignore the fact the food chain naturally includes meat eaters, and that meat has 10x the energy of veg meaning you'd have to clear a lot more land to feed the world just on veg. they also ignore that most stock is fed on waste products making it a very efficent industry. not a single bit of an animal is wasted either.

    this is what happens when you inject a moral code into what you eat, your unable to see things clearly.

  • by Cadallin (863437) on Friday April 09, 2010 @10:02PM (#31797380)
    Which has what to do with eel? Eel is fucking delicious. Its not even "weird." Its just a long thin fish fillet.

    For what its worth, Eel consumption is also rather common in any area of Europe where Eel happens to be found, its not at all some "crazy" unique Japanese thing.

  • by Blakey Rat (99501) on Friday April 09, 2010 @10:08PM (#31797396)

    What's worse? Making the Friends reference? Or being the one other guy (apparently) who recognizes that it's a Friends reference?

  • by furball (2853) on Friday April 09, 2010 @10:59PM (#31797620) Journal

    Kids these days. Sigh.

  • Re:right (Score:4, Insightful)

    by ljw1004 (764174) on Friday April 09, 2010 @11:19PM (#31797694)

    Fish farming isn't a disaster at all.

    Sure, the fish have higher levels of stress and disease. But that doesn't matter since we're going to eat them anyway and we won't catch their diseases.

    Sure, the fish live at higher densities than seen in the wild. So what? Doesn't affect their taste.

    Sure, the fish have higher levels of lice. That's a problem if they infect wild populations. So that's adequately and properly solved with a greater distance between the two.

    Sure, the fish are sometimes fed too many antibiotics. Solution? feed them less! It's just an equation between antibiotics and profitability. It'd be fine to pay a bit more in exchange for a bit less antibiotic use.

    Sure, the fish cause pollution from their feces etc. But that's no problem in places of high current.

    I love fish, and almost all the dishes I cook with them the taste difference between wild and farmed is minimal. And even though the farmed and quite as healthy for you as the wild, they're still pretty darned healthy.

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