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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

How to Eat Ethically in a World of Vanishing Seafood

Taras Grescoe’s book, Bottomfeeder: How to Eat Ethically in a World of Vanishing Seafood, offers an adventurous, in-depth exploration of fishing and aquaculture practices around the world.

His quest to find the best fish meal in a world of diminishing choices takes him to seafood capitals like Chesapeake Bay, Nova Scotia, British Colombia, Marseilles, Japan, China and India. From fish farms and fish stick factories to sushi bars, skipjacks, and supermarkets, Grescoe gives an insider’s look at important issues from a variety of perspectives.

Grescoe not only investigates problems surrounding fish and seafood like environmental pollution, ecosystem damage and loss of biodiversity. He also suggests solutions, offers tools for choosing seafood, and discusses the pleasures and virtues of eating at the bottom of the food chain. “For every fish I have crossed off my list,” he writes, “I have added several more.”

Now in paperback, this is a must-read for seafood lovers and environmental advocates alike.

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