A debate that is currently raging in South Korea is over the consumption of octopuses' heads.
Enraged fishermen are threatening to sue the mayor of Seoul who had said it is unsafe to eat the heads of octopuses.
Koreans love to eat octopus, and very often, it is eaten live. They also love the head, which many believe is good for stamina.
But these days, Koreans are confused about whether it is safe to eat the head of the octopus or not.
Seoul Mayor Oh Se Hoon said: "It is the official stance of the Seoul Metropolitan Government that it is best not to eat the head part."
But the Korea Food and Drug Administration said there is nothing to worry about since the heavy metals believed to be found in the octopus' head are within safe levels.
So what is one to do?
One consumer said: "If I think there's even a slight problem with something, I think it's best not to do it. And so in this case, I think it's best not to eat it."
Another added: "As a Korean, I am very confused. I guess you can say I feel uneasy about eating it."
This is also a hot issue inside the national assembly - where recently one lawmaker in favour of eating the head brought in a bottle filled with live octopus to the hearing.
He said the Seoul Mayor's remarks were hurting octopus businesses and fishermen.
In fact, fishermen from the southwestern city of Mokpo - which is famous for live octopus - are threatening to sue the city of Seoul over the remarks.
Opposition lawmaker Baek Won Woo said: "This is confusing everyone. Should we trust the Korea Food and Drug Administration headed by President Lee Myung Bak or the Research Institute of Public Health and Environment under Mayor Oh Se Hoon?"
Nobody has answered that question yet.Source: channelnewsasia