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Mercury threat rising in dolphin meat

Discussion in 'Japanese News & Hot Topics' started by Sarapva, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. Sarapva

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    I think a link has already been posted about the Taiji officials studying toxins in dolphin meat. I saw a new story today about how stores in Taiji are taking dolphin meat off the shelves because those studies have found the mercury levels to be a lot higher than the acceptable levels:

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22920804/

    The dolphin meat industry is complaining that this has cost them a lot of money already, but this is a study that was done by Taiji officials, not from anyone outside the area.
     
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  2. Chi65

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    :relief:Thanks a lot, Sarapva!
    I think, this article should be posted in full, if you don't mind. I tried to do the job. . .

    I am so very glad, the Japanese wake up themselves!!
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  3. Sarapva

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    Thanks, Chi! I'm also glad this was done by Japanese officials.
     
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  4. Chi65

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    And it also sums the whole problem up for everyone to see!
    Great indeed! I have passed it on to other forums, it should be widely known.

    Now some will have a problem, as for silly racist arguments, hehe.

    And again, according to the whale trails, that are often ignored and left out for obvious purpose, one whale is a good or bad as any other one. Its the fat, that mainly stores the mercury etc., same as in dolphins.
    I do fear for the Wakayama children though, it will show only later. . .
     
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  5. Chi65

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    I just got the message from my US friends, that there was an related warning coming from Manhattan, N.Y.

    Igitt! Where does that fish come from??
     
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  6. Chi65

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  7. Kyoto Returnee

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    Great vid Chi:

    Just researching the mercury bizo a little more.

    It amazes me how laxed the hygiene for food laws are in Japan.

    I founds this news article interesting.
    http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/06/12/1055220711026.html

    I heard a lady became extremely sick a few days ago after eating a fish, which is poisonous, although apparantly once the poison is removed (only be specialists), the fish is safe.

    Well, apparantly this time she was unlucky..

    I wonder why one would eat it when their are other choices..

    I tried it once in Japan (Fubu), no big deal and not much taste..

    I don't like fish or seafood at the best of times, although have to be nbaighty and admit I do enjoy a good staek on the babrbie :)

    Leave the sausages at home.. Never know what's inside, and the outside is enough to put me off..
     
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  8. Chi65

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    Thanks for the other link, its still valid. I will need more time to go through though. Yes, its wellknown, that one meat goes for another one over there, they have no rules for this, its not a crime, as I read somewhere, thus can easily bypass it. They are cheating each other to death, if such things go on. . .Someone said, they are very sensitive about food, well, that maybe so for foreign food, their own gets through uncensored, fo longer. and although it was mentioned many times, they wish to ignore it, in fact creating their own desaster this way. And of course, if a foreigner tells them, the irrational racist theme comes up again and disturbs the clear view.
    Its such a pity!
    And yet I stay their friend, once I have been given so much, its my turn to give something back, be it an eagle eye. . .let them shout, I am used to worse, and yet it was right.

    Isn't it Fugu, to my knowledge? Well, russian roulette, if they like it. . .I have not yet tried that fish and am not sure if I will.

    For tomorrow I have only pasta, no meat. But that serves me as well ;-)

    See you!
     
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  9. centrajapan

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    The minke whale is safe to eat. The chances of dying from heart attack and caner is greater with eating sausages and pokk chops, hamburgers than lean ecological whale meat.
     
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  10. Chi65

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    Keep on, passing old misinformations. I have gotten the same warning informations about different minke whales on a science forum right now. Its far from safe.
    While you even put all minkes in one bag. . .
     
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  11. centrajapan

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    Please learn more about whales and the dangers of eating sausages.

    You probably could not tell the difference between a mackrell and a whale and the difference between a pilot and a minke whale.
     
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  12. Chi65

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    Please stop unreasonable flamings.

    I additionally read several scientific research papers, so did others.
    We are not talking about mackarels and whale differences here, who I can sort out very well, by the way.
     
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  13. centrajapan

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    Please read more about whales. Do it for you own benefit. There are 80 different whale spiecies. Why is it so hard for you to admit that there are many differences within the various whale speicies? Please read more about whales and the dangers of sausages. Your ignorance on this matter and your close minded prejudice is baffling.
     
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  14. Chi65

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    I DO know about the many species of whales, and also what unites them.
    Particularly in real scientific research papers.
    Why does that not go into your head?
    You always only distract with YOUR close mindedness and paranoid fixations.
    You even put all minkes in one bag. . .
     
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  15. centrajapan

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    Read more about whales.
     
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  16. Chi65

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    Read again, what I wrote.

    And also, I have been interested in whales and dolphins for more than 35 years, thus read a lot, have several books about them, plus saw many films and reports. Just for informations about who is ignorant.
     
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  18. Rose Selavey

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  20. Chi65

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    Thanks a lot, Rose S.!

    As for the first one, I hope you don't mind, if I copy some of the text in here, since it is still valid?:

     
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  21. pipokun

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    It is a dangerous food faddism which does not say that the mercury and other stuff related to seafood are excreted from the body...
     
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  22. centrajapan

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    Thinking about the mercury will cause more harm. The next time you try whale meat Chi think about the mercury. You'll probably die of heart attack due to stress before the mercury gets to you.
     
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  23. centrajapan

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    Toxic or not, Inuit stand by whale meat.

    http://www.highnorth.no/library/Culture/to-or-n.htm

    Anti whale = Racism.
     
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  24. Kyoto Returnee

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    Serious, I just don't get it..

    If we say we are not racist, but are against whaling, why do you think that makes us racist as you keep constantly stating?

    Your own opinion, PLEASE!
     
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  25. centrajapan

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    Because you disregard cultures and people who have a tradition eating whale meat. Just that there are so many threads on the evil Japanese whaling is racist while there is not one mention of Japanese beef farming for instance.

    If you are a vegeterian why is it not worse to kill 1,000,000 cows than 1000 whales a year?
     
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