By Andrew F. Smith
In a full of life account of the yank tuna during the last century, celebrated meals author and student Andrew F. Smith relates how tuna went from being bought basically as a fertilizer to turning into the main quite often fed on fish within the nation. In American Tuna, the so-called "chicken of the sea" is either the topic and the backdrop for different aspects of yankee background: U.S. international coverage, immigration and environmental politics, and nutritional traits. Smith recounts how tuna turned a well-liked reasonably cheap high-protein foodstuff starting in 1903, whilst the 1st can rolled off the meeting line. by means of 1918, skyrocketing revenues made it one in every of America's preferred seafoods. within the many years that undefined, the yank tuna hired hundreds of thousands, but at at mid-century creation began to fade. issues approximately poisonous degrees of methylmercury, by-catch matters, and over-harvesting all contributed to the death of the this present day, whilst simply 3 significant canned tuna manufacturers exist within the usa, all international owned. A extraordinary forged of characters—fishermen, advertisers, immigrants, epicures, and environmentalists, between many others—populate this attention-grabbing chronicle of yank tastes and the forces that impact them.
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American Tuna: The Rise and Fall of an Improbable Food by Andrew F. Smith