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Sushi chef uses invasive species in Connecticut restaurant

by Futures Centre, Oct 19
1 minute read

At Miya’s Sushi in New Haven, Connecticut, chef Bun Lai is serving up an innovative and novel sushi menu from invasive species such as European Snails, Asian Shore Crabs, and weeds.

An invasive species is one that is not native to the ecosystem in question. They commonly exhibit high rates of reproduction, and can pose significant threat to the habitat and to native species. Miya’s Sushi joins a growing contingent of restaurants serving up invasive species, often explicitly as a means of curbing their impact.

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