Sardines, herring, and other forage fish are being dangerously overfished… but it’s not because humans love to eat them. Rather, these critical species are turned into feed for animals.
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Now sushi lovers can make informed seafood choices that please the palate and safeguard the oceans. Environmental Defense Fund’s new Sushi Selector lists choices by Japanese and English names, and ranks them according to whether fish are caught or farmed in an environmentally responsible way and if their contaminant levels pose a health risk. For sushi aficionados, that means […]
To prevent toxic runoff from flowing down storm drains and into the rivers or ocean, Washington hopes to ban washing cars in driveways throughout the state. While residents complain that washing cars is a family pastime that they should not be required to give up, officials say that the at-home car wash is too harmful […]
This post is by Environmental Defense Fund scientist Tim Fitzgerald. The recent The New York Times story about two high school students who did DNA testing on fish shines a light once again on one of the seafood industry’s dirty little secrets — fish fraud. They found that one fourth of 60 samples of seafood […]