New research out of Germany shows that not only do fish feel pain but they may experience it a lot like we do.
Choosing the food you want to eat is like choosing the political party you want to rule your country. Whatever you choose will be bad but the challenge here is to choose the less harmful option. Over the years the way we harvest and process our food has dramatically changed. The reason for this? Expansion of our human society, and its greed. I will explain this using a food that many of us eat as an example: fish.
Some of the most common foods are also the most allergenic. Here, we’ll examine the most allergenic animal foods plus some plant-based alternatives.
New research provides the strongest evidence to date that overfishing has impacted ocean ecosystems globally.
Pollution and disease are well-known environmental problems associated with salmon farms. Less well-known is just how many food miles it takes to put this fish on your plate.
Eating sustainably can be tricky when you’re eating out, and sushi is no exception. Here are some tips to make your sushi restaurant experience pleasant and sustainable!
A recent investigation uncovered an international black market for threatened bluefin tuna.
Cross posted from Worldwatch Institute’s Nourishing the Planet. In Kenya, for the over 5,000 people living in rural communities on or near its shore, Lake Victoria—the largest body of freshwater [ … ]
The FDA is very close to approving AquAdvantage genetically modified salmon here in the US.
We’re in the midst of the 60 day comment period now, which means now is the time to get heard.
What do you know about the fish you eat? I don’t keep up with fish news that much, since I don’t eat fish, myself, but an issue I am increasingly [ … ]
This week, Congress is voting on the critically important and extremely timely “Consolidated Land, Energy, and Aquatic Resources Act of 2009,” (CLEAR Act). The stated purpose of the act was to promote clean energy while heightening safety standards surrounding offshore drilling and other problematic industries in the Gulf. Unfortunately, several important provisions, which would have furthered these stated goals, were dropped from the bill. The bill, which supposedly includes a Gulf of Mexico restoration program, would have banned the destructive and highly contentious practice of offshore aquaculture (also known as factory fish farming) in Gulf waters and would have promoted solar and wind energy on land. Unfortunately, Democratic leaders caved to political pressure and removed these significant provisions. One of the most serious, yet little-known threats to our oceans over the last decade has been the expansion of offshore aquaculture, so why is Congress allowing its creation in the already struggling Gulf?
Yesterday I wrote about choosing a healthy food for your dog. Like most commercial dog food, many of the dog treats out there are full of fillers and low-quality meat. [ … ]
Want to improve your mental health? A new study finds that going vegetarian is one way to do so. A new study out by researchers from Arizona State University finds [ … ]