Monday, October 19, 2009

Where to eat and purchase sustainable sefood...

Charles Clover has created the site Fish2Fork as a way to categorize those restaurants which are willing to spend a LOT of time sourcing sustainable, and animal friendly seafood. This is not an easy task considering the long lines of travel fish take to get to the plate, and the fact that it is nearly impossible to police every boat on the open waters of our fine planet.
I hope that by trying to police the way we catch and treat the fish we will look more into policing the way we slaughter land animals, and the way we treat them.
Unfortunately the restaurants on the list are all in Europe. Come to America.
I know that for a few years the Aquarium in Charleston South Carolina has put out a list of Ocean Friendly Seafood Restaurants which I have always appreciated, and apparently other aquariums are doing the same.
Here is an article from Clover about the project... http://ow.ly/v70m
I do think that based on the article, and some of the verbiage on the site, that Clover is painting restaurants who aren't as cognizant of this issue as being a bit evil. To me this is an unfair way to look at the situation.
We all need to be more considerate of, and responsible for the food we eat, and the ways it gets to our plates. If we demand, and encourage, and help support, and teach each other about sustainability and consideration for living things than we will all be happier in the long run.
No one has the right to pretend they are holier than thou for the decisions they make.
Anyway, I'm getting a bit preechy. You think whatever you want. Thats what I think.

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