WHY EVERYONE SHOULD LOVE SUSHI (DOMAINS)
[Originally published on BioGPS's Gene-of-the-Week Series on August 25, 2014.]
First introduced to the United States in the 1960s, sushi gradually became popular enough, that by the 1980s, American medical journals began warning against the dangers of consuming raw fish. But this did nothing to stop people from craving sushi, and by 1998, the number of sushi bars in the U.S. had quintupled in just twenty years!
Today, the California Roll is as ubiquitous, beloved, and as thoroughly “American” as General Tso/Tsao/Gao/Tao’s Chicken. And as a fervent sushi-gobbler myself, I’ll admit that as I write this, there’s about two days’ worth of sashimi currently digesting in my body. But believe it or not, there’s actually some “sushi” inside all of us, all the time—and it’s pretty important.