The Cost of Food. “Eat a Fish, Save a Rainforest”, Dr. Ray Hilborn
Everything we eat has environmental costs. We trade human health and nutrition for some necessary amount of environmental disturbance, though we strive to reduce our dietary impact. Seafood has a much lower impact on the environment - space and freshwater - than land-based food.
This post on SustainableFisheries-UW.org introduces the topic of the fisheries’ impact on the global environment, as a cost of food. It notes that, in addition to being one of the most carbon-efficient foods on the planet, wild-caught fish require no land, no freshwater, and has a much lower impact on wildlife.
Read the full post here: http://sustainablefisheries-uw.org/seafood-101/cost-of-food/