Eat Sushi, Finance Religious Right & Killing Of Whales [VIDEO]

How does Unification Church head Sun Myung Moon finance the Washington Times, an exceedingly partisan newspaper that loses perhaps hundreds of millions of dollars a year ? How does cult leader Moon, well connected to the powerful Bush family and who has boasted of spending "hundreds of millions" to influence American politics, bankroll the American religious right ? The answer is fishy, literally.

As Moon predicted over two and a half decades ago, Americans have taken to raw fish  and Moon's Unification Church has been on hand to cash in. As an April 2006 Chicago Tribune expose' related: "The Moon followers' seafood operation is driven by a commercial powerhouse, known as True World Group. It builds fleets of boats, runs dozens of distribution centers and, each day, supplies most of the nation's estimated 9,000 sushi restaurants".

Recently, True World Foods was implicated in an an illegal shark poaching ring, but this summer the company plans to profit from the growing American taste for Sushi in a venture that may prove even less politically and culturally savory. True World Food's partner in a the new supermarket frozen Sushi line planned for launch around the nation this summer, reports IPS News Service, is "Japan's Kyokuyo, a multinational seafood conglomerate, sells between 10 and 20 million cans of whale meat a year, according to an Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) report released Tuesday. 'Kyokuyo is breaking international laws,' said Alan Thornton, president of EIA, an environmental group based in the United States and Britain." [hat tip to Scoobie Davis ]

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