Browsing the "fish" Tag

Endless Shrimp? How sustainable are those little crustaceans?

September 10th, 2013 | by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

You've seen the ads on TV for all-you-can-eat shrimp buffets. Shrimp, once a special treat that you'd get once in a while on a summer seaside vacation, has turned into cheap fast-food like McDonald's hamburgers. And like fast-food burgers, cheap shrimp is an ecological disaster


Fish Aren’t Swimming Vegetables, & Inmates’ Religious Freedom Exists: Buddhist Inmate Seeks Vegetarian Diet

September 7th, 2013 | by Tanya Sitton

Last week a vegetarian Buddhist inmate appealed to PETA for help: contrary to both observable reality and his religious beliefs, prison officials claim that fish flesh is appropriate for vegetarian meals. The Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Institution in Uncasville, CT apparently disregards inmate Howard Cosby's right to religious expression, insisting that deceased aquatic creatures don't count as 'meat.'


Foods to avoid during pregnancy (and what TO eat)

February 8th, 2013 | by Guest Contributor

A little while ago, we covered the teas that are not safe/recommended during pregnancy. We got a number of great questions and reader feedback about it and decided to cover foods that pregnant women should also avoid


New Study: Eating Fish for Heart Health? Not So Fast!

September 4th, 2012 | by Tanya Sitton

A new study suggests that mercury and Omega-3's affect heart health in contradictory ways, making fish a less-than-ideal source for these healthy fatty acids. To skip the mercury, skip the intermediary: go directly to the source! Plant-based Omega-3's provide the same heart health benefits, but without the mercury -- and without the environmental devastation or unnecessary suffering and death, while we're at it. What a bargain!


Soybean of the Sea

July 9th, 2012 | by Jessi Stafford

Soy is being touted as a "sustainable" alternative to fish feed. But in reality, it is not sustainable for the fish, the environment or for those who consume them.


Q&A with Sylvia Bernstein, Author of “Aquaponic Gardening”

November 26th, 2011 | by Jennifer Kaplan

Aquaponics is not the answer to all of America’s future food supply and environmental issues. Grains and root crops, for example, will probably always be most efficiently grown in the soil. But for above ground, vegetative crops and animal protein, there simply isn’t a better growing technique for our country’s future food security



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