Thursday, May 20, 2010

Eating Fish: a PSA

In the wake of the catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, I'm sure many people are wondering how safe it is to eat the fish being harvested from that region. I eat a lot of fish so this has been a worry of mine. The fishing industry in the gulf is in a total panic, of course, and I haven't been able to find much in the way against eating fish from the gulf. However, I also haven't dived into it that deeply (no pun intended). The NOAA is stating that the fish are safe to eat and reminds everyone only 5% of the gulf is closed to fishing. As always, make sure you know where your fish and shellfish are coming from.

Part of being a carnivore is being a responsible carnivore and while we have the threat of tainted seafood fresh on the brain, here is a great guide from the Environment Defense Fund on picking sustainable seafood.

Picking sustainable seafood is no different from choosing pastured poultry or grassfed beef. Supporting healthy ecosystems through sustainable eating is how we keep our food quality high!

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