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Tue Dec 4, 2018, 09:53 AM

Big Tuna finds a scapegoat: Milennials

The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday that overall consumption of the packaged fish has declined by more than 40 percent in the United States over the last three decades, according to the Department of Agriculture.

Among the reasons that people are less inclined to reach for a can of Bumble Bee: It isn’t convenient enough for younger consumers. Many people “can’t be bothered to open and drain the cans, or fetch utensils and dishes to eat the tuna,” The Journal reported.

But the rationale that cut hardest, it seems, was a quotation from a vice president for marketing and innovation for StarKist, one of the big three tuna purveyors.

“A lot of millennials don’t even own can openers,” he said.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/03/business/canned-tuna-millennials.html?action=click&module=Latest&pgtype=Homepage

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Reply Big Tuna finds a scapegoat: Milennials (Original post)
Ohiogal Dec 2018 OP
exboyfil Dec 2018 #1
Ohiogal Dec 2018 #3
mitch96 Dec 2018 #8
KansasKali Dec 2018 #2
DetlefK Dec 2018 #4
Polly Hennessey Dec 2018 #6
brush Dec 2018 #10
PoindexterOglethorpe Dec 2018 #15
brush Dec 2018 #18
DetlefK Dec 2018 #5
Polly Hennessey Dec 2018 #7
DetlefK Dec 2018 #9
flamin lib Dec 2018 #12
silverweb Dec 2018 #11
PoindexterOglethorpe Dec 2018 #16
silverweb Dec 2018 #17
The Polack MSgt Dec 2018 #13
irisblue Dec 2018 #14

Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 09:58 AM

1. The mercury warning seems to have the most

impact on their business. I used to eat more tuna than I do today.

Also being sneaky about reducing can size is also a problem.

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 10:02 AM

3. Lots of other products do the sneaky reduction thing

Like they think we consumers don't notice???

Coffee .... ice cream .... cereal .... to name a few.

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 10:25 AM

8. "sneaky reduction thing"

Yup, I've noticed that the familiar 12 oz beer bottle is now 11.2 oz..
BUT But but its the same price...
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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 10:00 AM

2. OMG they're eating....

Fresh Fish!!! Oh the humanity. And the vegans. Oh noes.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 10:05 AM

4. Canned tuna is simply horrible in taste and texture.

Dry, strawy and bland. I seriously cannot understand why somebody would deliberately eat this.

Fresh, grilled tuna, okay. But canned tuna?

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Response to DetlefK (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 10:15 AM

6. Oh, I beg to differ, DetlefK.

Canned tuna is amazing. Mine is American Tuna out of San Diego. Pole caught. A tuna fish sandwich is still the best. And I do know how to open a can and I have an electric opener and a manual opener. Let the tuna fly.

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Response to Polly Hennessey (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 10:57 AM

10. Tuna salad if made with the right ingredients is delicious. You just can't eat it too much...

Last edited Wed Dec 5, 2018, 04:22 PM - Edit history (1)

not just because of the mercury scare but also the calories.

Two cans of solid white tuna (not chunk) chopped red onions, 3 diced hard-boiled eggs, 2-3 tablespoons of mayo, a little brown mustard, a dash of black pepper, 2 tablespoons if sweet relish, stir it up in a big bowl—mmmmm!

Serve with your favorite crackers, or even potato chips in a pinch. It take a little time to make but is delicious.

Can't eat it too much though.

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Response to brush (Reply #10)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 02:08 PM

15. My version of tuna salad is completely plain.

Tuna and mayo, that's all. For me, the other stuff ruin it, but there are lots and lots of different versions of tuna salad, just like there are many different versions of potato salad. And they're all good for someone.

One can of solid what tuna (the only kind I buy) makes me two tuna salad sandwiches, which I always make on toast. What I like is that one sandwich is a very budget-friendly meal.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #15)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 04:24 PM

18. It's all about taste. If I don't have the other stuff I go with tuna and mayo too.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 10:12 AM

5. Also, tuna is unhealthy as f**k, because they are so far up high in the food-chain.

All the pollution, like mercury, a fish has ever eaten builds up in the body of a fish. When a tuna eats a smaller fish, it absorbs that pollution.

The bigger fish, the more it eats and the more pollution it has absorbed.

So, if you are in the mood for some mercury, have some tuna.

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Response to DetlefK (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 10:24 AM

7. Well, I don't eat it every day, every hour,

every minute, or, even, every second. Rice has arsenic, celery has pesticides, romaine has e-coli, oh my.

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Response to Polly Hennessey (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 10:30 AM

9. Simple:

Eat peeled rice, not whole-grain rice.
Try to find vegetables grown without pesticides and herbicides.
And keep your ears open for food-related warnings.

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Response to DetlefK (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 11:20 AM

12. Most of not all canned tuna is Yellowfin.

Yellowfin is a relatively small, fast growing species so unlike sushi grade Bluefin they don't accumulate the toxins of the larger, older fish.

They are an Apex preditor so they do concentrate pollutants but not at the levels of slower growing large fish like Swordfish.



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Response to silverweb (Reply #11)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 02:09 PM

16. People may be turning more to vegetables, but they will

hardly replace meet in the next year or two.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #16)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 03:19 PM

17. Of course.

Nothing's going to happen overnight and it will take some time. Consumption of animal protein is already decreasing enough to worry those who produce it, though, and that trend must and will continue. The vegetarian/vegan lifestyle has gone mainstream, as people begin to understand the benefits to their health, their wallets, the environment, and the animals themselves.

In addition, lab-grown meat will become commercially available in the foreseeable future, so die-hard meat eaters will still be able to indulge without contributing to environmental problems, so there's that.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 02:06 PM

13. 1st they killed mayo, Now canned tuna

And they're taking all the toast and spreading Avocado on it.

Damn millennials... WHAT'S NEXT?

SALTINES?

HARUMPH

(sits in the corner eating canned sardines in mustard sauce on saltines, weeping)

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 04:19 PM

14. And as one who likes and uses albacore tuna, I do wonder

About the amounts of post Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster radioactive fallout from 2011 that have been absorbed by the fish as they grew, as well as the amounts of biologic plastic byproducts.

As well as the reported semi enslaved working on the fishing boats.

Much less the can openers problem.

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