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Mislabeling damages consumer trust in seafood

Originally posted on The Coastal House:
seafoodsource.com reports: The deliberate mislabelling of seafood has the potential to damage an industry valued for its quality and sustainability. Recent press coverage of this issue in the U.K. has raised concerns that weakly…

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There is no hiding what is in trout

Recently, we in Britain have been horrified to learn of mislabelled meat. In the light of ‘Horsegate’, some people are turning to fish. The National Health Service (NHS) says that it’s good for most people’s health to eat fish, including … Continue reading

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Are fishing discards now discarded?

Back in July we got excited by news that good fish were no longer to be discarded, dead, from boats. But this is politics and the wrangling continues. Under the European Union (EU) quota system, fishers had to discard any … Continue reading

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Food from acidifying waters

As carbon dioxide builds up in the Earth’s atmosphere, carbonic acid builds up in the oceans. Because of the carbonic acid, oceans are becoming more acidic. Elizabeth Kolbert at the National Geographic explains how oceans acidify and asks whether oysters, … Continue reading

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Oysters

The oyster (Ostrea edulis) was a staple food for British working-class people in our great-grandparents’ time. Here’s a 19th century recipe for fish and oyster pie. My mother’s and grandmother’s recipe books tell you how to make steak, kidney and … Continue reading

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Wolves and cod

What is a keystone species? Perhaps you know what that term means. But in case you want to find out, the National Geographic shows us a film and some words about keystone species. My fellow blogger skepticalsquirrel mentioned in a … Continue reading

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