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Waiter, What's That Horse Doing in my Sushi?

In Japan the sushi-grade tuna shortage has gotten so bad, sushi chefs are being forced to think about using alternatives like raw venison, and eek!, raw horse. While horsemeat is frowned upon here, it is thought to be a delicacy in places like Italy and Japan. The tuna shortage is making many Japanese sushi chefs very unhappy: "It's like America running out of steak," said Tadashi Yamagata, vice chairman of Japan's national union of sushi chefs. "Sushi without tuna just would not be sushi."... More

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