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Eating What’s Served Instead of What’s Desired: Mostly Good Advice

When it comes to consuming seafood, the push toward eating what it is locally abundant seems a no-brainer. In terms of sustainability, local seafood has a smaller carbon footprint than imported seafood, and abundant and underutilized species (aka “trash fish”) … Continue reading

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EcoWatch’s List of Seafood to Avoid Falls Short

EcoWatch, the Ohio-based environmental website, posted its list of “16 Popular Seafood Choices You Should Avoid Eating” today. Unfortunately, these types of posts are generally little more than regurgitated information┬áthat gloss over the details in an effort to generate online … Continue reading

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They Want Us – Canned Tuna Giants Lobby to be American Enough

The Wall Street Journal today reported on efforts of the three most popular U.S. canned tuna brands to make their products eligible for United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) commodity purchases. Currently the USDA does not buy canned tuna from … Continue reading

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