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Americans Overdosing on Meat

Americans Overdosing on Meat

Not all ethical shoppers subscribe to animal rights ideologies that hold the raising and killing of animals for food to be immoral. For many of us, knowing that a cow had enough space to graze, or that an egg-laying chicken wasn't grown in a crowded factory is enough. Others are strict humanists, believing that our moral and ethical responsibilities apply only to ourselves and our fellow human beings. But what if eating meat were just as lethal to our bodies and our planet as it is to the creatures we turn into hamburger?

January 29, 2008

Sushi Lovers: Avoid the Extinction-heading Bluefin Tuna

Sushi Lovers: Avoid the Extinction-heading Bluefin Tuna

Bluefin tuna is the sushi lover’s sushi of choice—feeding a growing demand. Many sushi restaurants in the U.S. are called Bluefin. But the Atlantic-based fish is nearing extinction, a fact known for decades, but now is of great urgency. Despite international catch quotas set, bluefin tuna was over fished this year by 50 percent. The plight is now so severe that even chefs in restaurants and cooking writers are strongly advocating that consumers stop ordering Bluefin sushi.

December 28, 2007

Food Trends: 2008

Food Trends: 2008

2007 saw continued growth in the organic foods market, eco-safe fish hitting the shelves at Wal-Mart, and "locavore" voted word of the year by the Oxford American Dictionary. But can we expect ethical eating to fizzle out as a fad or become even bigger in 2008?

December 26, 2007

EcoFish Grows Alongside Market for Sustainable Seafood

EcoFish Grows Alongside Market for Sustainable Seafood

With 75 percent of the world's wild fish stocks already depleted or recovering from depletion, and the eco-harms of farmed fish becoming well known, some environmentally conscious consumers choosing to abandon seafood entirely. Sustainable seafood exists, but finding it it can be very confusing if you're not one to carry around a pamphlet to stores and restaurants.

December 3, 2007

Can Farm Fish Be Organic?

Can Farm Fish Be Organic?

The National Organics Standards Board recently met to decide whether farmed fish can qualify for the government's organic label. For many proponents of organic food, the debate provides another example of the watering down of both the concept and labeling of 'organic' food.

November 30, 2007

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  • Genetic Engineering and Monopolistic behavior = Monsanto
  • Processed meat sold as 'natural' food. Union-buster.