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2010-07-22 12:04:00

NEW YORK, July 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lions Gate Lighting Corp. ("Lions Gate" or the "Company") (OTC Bulletin Board: LNLT) announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire 33% of Baja Aquafarms ("Baja") along with an option agreement to acquire the remaining 67% (the "Agreements") . The acquisition of the 33% interest is effective upon the issuance of Baja shares to the Company, which shall be no later than August 30, 2010, and the Company has until September 15, 2010 to...

2010-06-03 07:20:00

DALLAS, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- "After the oil spill in the Gulf, you may want to pass on the sushi, shrimp and other seafood for longer than you think, if you don't want to get cancer," warns Milton Carl, Nutritionist at Axe Nutrition and author of "God's Miracle Cure." "With some experts saying that as much as 4,200,000 gallons of oil (100,000 barrels) a day have leaked into the Gulf of Mexico, we have to ask what the long-term effect to our health will be. We know that oil is mainly...

2010-04-28 15:57:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has received notification from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that 10 cases of infection with Salmonella serotype Paratyphi B var. L (+) tartrate+ (formerly serotype Java) have been reported in Hawaii, with a potential link to raw ahi (yellowfin tuna). (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO ) Most of the people in Hawaii who became infected reported having...

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2010-04-21 07:51:08

New research provides insight into healthier consumption of sushi New research showing that that mercury levels are higher in some species of tuna could help consumers minimize their consumption of the silvery metal in their sushi and provide a powerful new tool for regulatory organizations. The new research"”combining DNA barcoding at that American Museum of Natural History with analysis of mercury content at Rutgers University"”is published in Biology Letters early online...

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2010-03-13 06:55:00

The Justice Department said on Thursday that a California sushi chef and the restaurant that he worked for have both been charged with illegally serving meat from an endangered Sei whale. According to Reuters, Kiyoshiro Yamamoto and popular restaurant "The Hump" in Santa Monica were charged with violating the Marine Mammals Protection Act, which makes it illegal to sell any kind of whale meat. Informants ordered whale meat at the restaurant in October 2009, later leading to a sting...

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2009-11-27 13:51:46

No matter the cost, French chefs have decided to keep bluefin tuna and any other threatened fish species off their menus. Environmentalists say bluefin tuna faces the threat of extinction because of overfishing and want its trade banned by CITES, the UN body that rules on wildlife trade. Olivier Roellinger, one of the country's greatest chefs, told AFP that with half of the fish eaten in Europe dished up in restaurants, it was high time for the food-loving nation's leading chefs to take a...

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2009-11-20 07:40:48

While most of us would never willingly consume a highly endangered species, doing so might be as easy as plucking sushi from a bento box. New genetic detective work from the Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics at the American Museum of Natural History shows that bluefin tuna is routinely plated in sushi bars sampled in New York and Colorado. A quarter of what was labeled as tuna on sushi menus was bluefin, and some was even escolar, a waxy, buttery fish often labeled "white tuna" that...

2009-11-02 12:06:00

MIAMI, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Benihana Inc., the nation's largest chain of Japanese theme and sushi restaurants, is inviting guests to join their knife-wielding, entertaining chefs at their famous Teppanyaki tables to celebrate the season and give back. Throughout the month of November, Benihana will donate 100% of proceeds from the sale of bottled FIJI Water at all 76 U.S. restaurant locations to Best Buddies International, a nonprofit organization with a mission to change the...

2009-10-27 12:34:47

Press release from PLoS ONE A new paper published October 27 in PLoS ONE, the online, open-access scientific journal, unveils for the first time a method to accurately distinguish between all eight tuna species from any kind of processed tissue using genetic sequencing. Tunas are among the most economically valuable and yet the most endangered commercially exploited fish in the world. Identification of these species in traded forms, which are typically dressed, gilled and gutted, or loin and...

2009-10-13 15:19:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Sushi has joined the list of favorite menu items at six elementary schools in New Jersey's Hillsborough Township Public Schools. Sodexo, the official student nutrition provider for the district, prepared and served California rolls to 400 adventurous students at lunch in late September, far exceeding the foodservice provider's expectations. "High school students have pegged sushi as a favorite for years, so we thought it was time to bring it to...