Publicado por: pongpesca | 2015/07/27

The Case for Eating Small Fish

Still life of herring on a wooden chopping board, taken on April 13, 2014. (Photo by Ben Brain/Digital Camera Magazine via Getty Images)

Still life of herring on a wooden chopping board, taken on April 13, 2014. (Photo by Ben Brain/Digital Camera Magazine via Getty Images)

“From the beginning of time, through the artist Bruegel’s day, and until relatively recently, little fish had only big fish to fear. Since the middle of the twentieth century, however, some little fish—forage fish, to be precise—have faced radically increased threats from humans, and, by extension, from the pigs and chickens that the fish are increasingly being fed to. Forage fish are now threatened worldwide, which has potentially troubling implications for the entire food chain. In conservation circles, the suggestion lately is that encouraging consumers to eat small fish might, ironically enough, be the best way to save them.”

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Fonte: The New Yorker – 3 de julho de 2015


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