More on the mislabeling of fish and efforts to solve this problem

Here’s an article from the AP about efforts to certify high quality/expensive fish via a method called DNA barcoding.  It’s good to see voluntary efforts underway to fix the problem rather than compulsory regulations that would probably just create a host of unintended consequences.  No doubt there’s a long way to go and expensive restaurants probably only serve a small fraction of the seafood consumed, but the practice has to start somewhere and I would hope that the cost of certifying seafood will come down in the future so that we see this happening at other levels of the market.

I recently posted about a piece from the Boston Globe about this (the short video is excellent and doesn’t require you to sign up).


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