Asian carp could be on menu at University of Missouri
COLUMBIA (AP) - The University of Missouri is considering adding Asian carp to its dining halls' menus.
The school recently asked several students to try Asian carp dishes, and their reactions will be used to help the university's culinary staff decide whether to serve the fish.
Professor Mark Morgan, who works in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, has been trying to find a market for the nuisance fish that has invaded the state's river systems. The Columbia Missourian reports Morgan believes Missouri would be the first university in the nation to serve Asian carp to students.
If accepted, the carp would first be served at Kate & Emma's or Pomodoro in the Student Center, with the potential to be included in other dining locations later.