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Holy Mackerel! Sushi trouble in NYC
Note to sushi lovers from the Big Apple: Maybe stick to the pastrami on rye.
The New York Times recently tested sushi from 20 different popular stores and restaurants in Manhattan and found extremely high, possibly even dangerous levels of Mercury in the sample pieces they had tested.
This reminds me. . . Remember last October when the seafood industry lobby and some well-spun members of the press, namely the Washington Post, reported that the federal governmentâ€™s own guidelines of no more than 12 ounces of seafood a week for women was hogwash? And, instead decided â€œAt leastâ€ 12 ounces a week seemed more appropriate? Iâ€™d advise women use the Timesâ€™ own thorough investigative piece over the Postâ€™s article that swallowed the industryâ€™s spin hook, line and sinker when deciding how much sushi and seafood they should eat each week.
Photo: Sushi by Alexandre Chang