American caviar is produced under strict U.S. health an environmental regulations. Large distributors buy unsustainable imported caviar for as low as $300 per kilogram, and resell it for up to $3000 per kilo. This is detrimental to American caviar producers like Marshallberg Farm and Sterling who must pay the high financial cost of responsible farming. Marshallberg Farm uses indoor recirculating aquaculture systems coupled with sturgeon biology expertise to produce possibly the cleanest, most sustainable American caviar on the planet. To add to the high cost of environmentally responsibility, Osetra caviar is an especially high risk product. Russian sturgeon, the species responsible for Osetra, must be at least 7 years old to produce their first roe. That means for 7 years, there is no incoming profits, but very high running expenses. Chinese imports are really hurting American caviar producers. Consumers should know that they can get a much higher quality, healthier caviar direct from a U.S. producer for about the same price as a low quality import being sold by large distributors. In effect, it would be like an organic pasture raised filet mignon for the same price as a feedlot hamburger, yet most consumers are blindly choosing the low quality burger, unaware that they are not getting the best bang for their buck. Unlike imports, Marshallberg Farm does not use borax as a preservative, and does not give sturgeon illegal hormone injections or antibiotics. These substances are illegal to use in the U.S., but are prevalent in imported caviars on the market. Until this laws are enforced, American consumers will continue to consume potentially harmful additives, unaware that clean American caviar is available right here in the United States for about the same price. Responsible farming whether it be aquaculture or livestock, equals cleaner, better tasting and healthier food products.