Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Trade offs we all must confront when eating fish...

Kerri Szejda wrote a thoughtful article in The Conversation nicely discusses the trade offs we must all make when selecting fish to eat (omega 3 fatty acids, sustainability, mercury...).  Worth a read (and a discussion) if you eat fish.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Our Throwaway Culture...

Dave Hall writes in the Guardian:

"In 2003, I was told by a restaurant owner on a Thai island that local fishermen used to wrap their lunch in banana leaves, which they would then casually toss overboard when done. That was OK, because the leaves decayed and the fish ate the scraps. But in the past decade, he said, while plastic wrap had rapidly replaced banana leaves, old habits had died hard – and that was why the beach was fringed with a crust of plastic. Beyond the merely unsightly, this plasticcongregates in continent-scale garbage gyres in our oceans, being eaten by plankton, then fish; then quite possibly it’ll reach your plate ..."

Read the rest of Throwaway Culture at the Guardian.