By Andrew F. Smith
In a full of life account of the yank tuna during the last century, celebrated foodstuff author and student Andrew F. Smith relates how tuna went from being offered essentially as a fertilizer to changing into the main often ate up fish within the state. In American Tuna, the so-called "chicken of the sea" is either the topic and the backdrop for different elements of yank background: U.S. overseas coverage, immigration and environmental politics, and nutritional traits. Smith recounts how tuna turned a well-liked reasonably cheap high-protein nutrients starting in 1903, while the 1st can rolled off the meeting line. through 1918, skyrocketing revenues made it one in every of America's preferred seafoods. within the a long time that undefined, the yankee tuna hired millions, but at at mid-century creation began to fade. issues approximately poisonous degrees of methylmercury, by-catch concerns, and over-harvesting all contributed to the dying of the this day, while basically 3 significant canned tuna manufacturers exist within the usa, all international owned. A awesome solid of characters—fishermen, advertisers, immigrants, epicures, and environmentalists, between many others—populate this interesting chronicle of yank tastes and the forces that impression them.
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