Category: General

The Great Aquaculture Debate

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

At the recent Seafood Summit in Paris, one of the most contentious issues was that of aquaculture, which is often referred to as fish farming.  Aquaculture facilities raise fish in a tanks or pens, either on land or in water bodies.  To date, over two-thirds of all aquaculture fish are raised in China.  There are […]

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Seafood Summit

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

At the end of this week, I am fortunate enough to be hopping on an airplane for Paris. I will be attending the Seafood Summit, an annual event that brings together non-profit organizations, academics, seafood producers and suppliers, chefs, and restaurateurs from all over the world to learn about seafood sustainability. There are going to […]

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To buy or not to buy – Integrated Pest Management

Friday, January 15th, 2010

On my quest for locally grown and organically produced foods, I always ask farmers at markets how their food is grown and whether or not they use pesticides.  I have often found the answer “we use integrated pest management” intriguing as it suggests it is better than other (aka conventional) agricultural practices even though not […]

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