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Old 03-24-2012, 01:47 PM   #1
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What is happening on land with our food supply is much worse in our world's oceans where fish are being depleted at alarming rates, and even corporations like Mitsubishi are freezing premium species and stockpiling them for when species like bluefin tuna will soon be extinct.

Everything that is of concern in our forests and farms are far, far worse in our oceans, but because it's difficult to see beneath the sea, there's less alarm about it and it's happening much more quickly. EAT ONLY SUSTAINABLE FISH!

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This film is available on Netflix streaming. I must tell you that it came close to bringing tears to my eyes...
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Old 03-24-2012, 02:35 PM   #2
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In theatres June 8! Really? I'll have to watch the listings to see if it plays here.

Doesn't it boil down to globalization of the food supply? If food were just local, these huge operations wouldn't exist. Where they do exist, profit is a huge motive. Just so long as the extinction doesn't happen on their watch, it continues and the problems grow.

So we have feeding the hungry nations unable to supply food for various reasons, but then we all got used to having out-of-season produce year 'round, delicacies from afar, huge variety of everything, and we just take it all for granted.
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In theatres June 8! Really? I'll have to watch the listings to see if it plays here.

Doesn't it boil down to globalization of the food supply? If food were just local, these huge operations wouldn't exist. Where they do exist, profit is a huge motive. Just so long as the extinction doesn't happen on their watch, it continues and the problems grow.

So we have feeding the hungry nations unable to supply food for various reasons, but then we all got used to having out-of-season produce year 'round, delicacies from afar, huge variety of everything, and we just take it all for granted.

Sage, I know you got Netflix for the food films, so just go on Netflix streaming and watch it. There's no need to go to a local film house to see it. But have some kleenex by your side...
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:53 PM   #4
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Going to put it on my instant queue right now, Jack!
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:06 PM   #5
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Too damn many people...
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Old 03-25-2012, 08:03 AM   #6
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jack> "This film is available on Netflix streaming. I must tell you that it came close to bringing tears to my eyes... " If it did that to you.... it'll make me cry.
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Sage> "Doesn't it boil down to globalization of the food supply? " That's part of the problem.
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Bulu> And... in our infinite wisdom we perpetuate the subsidization of human breeding here and abroad.
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Anyone have a list of which fish aside from tilapia, haddock, catfish, and cod are "farmed". We eat a decent quantity of fish... so much so I know it's only a matter of time before I try raising blue tilapia here at home.
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Yes,Lib, I have that list in the kitchen, which fish to choose, and by now it must be online too. I check to see who published it.
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Maybe some of you already know about this, but in case not, here's a link to what I use:
Seafood Watch Program | A Consumer's Guide to Sustainable Seafood | Monterey Bay Aquarium
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Maybe some of you already know about this, but in case not, here's a link to what I use:
Seafood Watch Program | A Consumer's Guide to Sustainable Seafood | Monterey Bay Aquarium
I have picked up the Monterey Bay pocket guides over the years in several places. These were available in several restaurants I went to on Maui. I also found the guides for the Northeast at an Audubon event. Monterey Bay updates them yearly, so you can stay in the know.
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