Glow-in-the-dark sushi – the next big thing

The sushi calls for glofish, a brand of genetically modified fluorescent zebrafish sold in pet shops. (Courtesy GlowingSushi.com)

WASHINGTON – Glow-in-the-dark sushi is apparently becoming the next big food craze across the country, as a video showing how to make glowing sushi becomes an Internet sensation.

The Daily Mail reports the sushi is inspired by genetically modified fish first bred for scientific research.

The sushi calls for glofish, a brand of genetically modified fluorescent zebrafish sold in pet shops.

The Mail reports the fish were first bred to help detect scientific pollutants. The fluorescent gene allows the fish to glow when rivers are contaminated.

The fish come in a variety of science-fiction sounding colors, including Starfire Red, Sunburst Orange and Cosmic Blue.

To read more about glow-in-the-dark sushi, visit GlowingSushi.com.

Watch a video below from the Glowing Sushi cooking show.

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