Eat Here & Fisheries Alert: Brian Halweil is the man


Brian Halweil, author of the excellent book Eat Here: Reclaiming Homegrown Pleasures in a Global Supermarket can make complex issues digestable. Here are a couple video clips of him talking about local foods and sustainable seafood:

In this first one, he explains why local food is uniting those concerned about food miles, health, the local economy and food safety.

In this video clip, Brian speaks about the international team of biologists and economists that warns us if we continue on our current path, much of the worlds fish populations could be wiped out before the middle of this century. He explains what we as consumers can do to turn the tide.

For more about the strain on the world’s fisheries, read “Still Waters: The Global Fish Crisis” from National Geographic, and take advantage of these great resources below. In fact, the Monterey Bay Aquarium has regional pocket seafood guides that are great to carry around with you.

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Enviornmental Defense

Marine Stewardship Council

National Audubon Society


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