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Virginia Tech researcher’s findings support elegant solution to the Asian carp invasion: eat them

Asian carp are a safe, plentiful, and healthy food source that is flavorful and nutritious. So why aren’t we eating them?

Silver carp, one of several species of Asian carp, leaping from the Fox River during a removal effort by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Photo by Ryan Hagerty/USFWS.
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