© 2011, Solutions Journal; Photo by Samantha Levens. Fellow science blogger, friend, and colleague Jennifer Jacquet recently invited me to contribute to a special all-ocean-themed issue of the journal Solutions that she, Nancy Knowlton, and Jeremy Jackson were guest editing. They’ve managed to assemble a terrific collection of writing from scientists, economists, environmentalists, artists, and . . . → Read More: 100% Guaranteed, Guilt-Free, Sustainable Sushi?
Legal Sea Foods’ “blacklisted” seafood dinner took place last night. From the Boston Globe: An e-mail invitation to the sold-out event, sponsored by Legal Sea Foods and the nonprofit Culinary Guild of New England, reads: “Presenting a menu of supposed ‘blacklisted’ fish, Legal’s President and chief executive Roger Berkowitz discusses how outdated scientific findings unfairly . . . → Read More: The science behind Legal Sea Foods’ “blacklisted” dinner
Time: 9 PM, after a long day in the lab. Place: Lucha Libre Taco Shop Internal Monologue: Bad Miriam: “If I do not have a Surf ‘n’ Turf burrito I will surely perish!” Good Miriam: “No! Shrimp is bad! You know shrimp is bad! You are a goddamn marine biologist!” Bad Miriam: “But it is . . . → Read More: DON’T PANIC: Sustainable seafood and the American outlaw
Green washing is misleading publicity or propaganda designed to present an image of environmental responsibility. TerraChoice has a nice list of the Six Sins of Green Washing. Hidden Trade Off, in which companies highlight one eco-friendly attribute, and ignore their product’s other (potentially more significant) environmental concerns. “Okay, this product comes from a sustainably . . . → Read More: Greenwashing: The Case of “Sustainable Fisheries”
“Western Atlantic bluefin have declined by 82% since 1970 and it’s estimated there are only remaining 41,000 remaining reproductively mature individuals.” Those are the words Sheril somberly provides in her post at the Intersection. Carl Safina over diner once told me and others that tuna missing from the oceans was the equivalent of the African . . . → Read More: Losing the Lions of the Ocean