Wednesday, 15 August 2018

No End to the Rainbow?

Concerned about local customers being fobbed off with Rainbow trout when buying salmon? The Chinese answer is to officially classify both salmonid fish as 'salmon' (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/14/china-rainbow-trout-and-salmon-the-same-thing). This is in spite of the two species having completely different life-styles, one being a migrant between salt and fresh waters and the other limited to riverine/lake environments. I suppose it makes as much sense to reclassify wheat and barley as 'rice' (after all, all are grains)?

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