Overfishing to overeat

We in the west are literally eating ourselves to death. I look forward to a day when we realize what a destructive habit this is in every possible way: for the earth, for our health, for the financial burden to our health care system which is increasingly consuming more and more of the funds needed for everything else.

Recently I was meeting friends at a high end seafood restaurant in Vancouver and was once again amazed at the gluttony of the menu offerings and the mind-boggling volume the patrons were consuming. Bad for their health no doubt. Bad for the ocean for sure. It’s not that there is not enough life in the ocean, it is that we humans have developed a destructive, insatiable appetite. Time to wise up. Here is a direct link.

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5 Responses to Overfishing to overeat

  1. peter says:

    Excellent point!

    Is bigger better?

    Is more better?

  2. William says:

    1. Don’t worry. This problem will be solved when consumers are forced to cut back on their spending in the (near ?) future. Then it will become unprofitable to import seafood from all the corners of the earth. And then the fish population will increase again.
    2. If you didn’t like it then why did you go there in the first place ?

  3. JW says:

    Once again. Thank you for sharing this excellent video clip. Go Veggie Go. JW Langley, BC

  4. Roberta says:

    Debt disaster ahead. Energy shortage disaster ahead. Environmental disasters ahead. Doesn’t sound good. Boy am I glad I didn’t have any kids!!!

    You’d think that after over fishing the Grand Banks and similar places, that people would learn something. Guess not.

    How is blue-fin tuna sold to the consumer? Is it the Albacore Tuna I buy in those small “Starkist” and “Bumble Bee” cans and use to make tuna salad?

  5. aliencaffeine says:

    I’m sure it isn’t as bad as it appears. There is plenty of food available. All you need is an apetite and cash, really. Don’t sweat it, enjoy it!

    Play on drummer!

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