industrial seafood

Our Hero: Shana Miller of Tag-a-Giant

Shana Miller is director of Tag-a-Giant, an organization who’s mission is reversing the decline of northern bluefin tuna populations. We took some time to talk about bluefin tuna, her life and what questions to ask the next time you order sushi.

Little Fish, Big Help

Chances are good you've never ordered river herring or menhaden off of a menu, but these important fish are disappearing. Are they finally about to get the help they need?

GE Salmon: Swimming Away with Subsidies

Despite the potential environmental threat posed by genetically engineered fish, biotech corporation, AquaBounty has received more than $2.4 million in federal research grants since 2003 to support its GE salmon project.

So Will That Be the Wild or Patented Salmon?

It's the year of two salmons: one genetically altered and under review by the FDA, and the other an inhabitant of one of the last great wild salmon runs (which is unfortunately situated atop a bunch of copper and gold deposits).

Seafood

Given the depletion of wild fish populations, the unsustainable practices commonly used by fish farms, and the contaminants now found in many fish, choosing seafood can be difficult. Find out which options are best.

Industrial Agriculture

Most food in the US is now produced on large-scale industrial crop and livestock operations. Learn how this differs from sustainable agriculture - and why it matters.

Dispatch from Maryland: This Drought is Making Me Crabby

If you're from Maryland or ever lived in Maryland you've probably been to a crab feast (or crab "pick" in Virginia) and you know that Chesapeake Bay Blue Crabs are the best in the world. I was lucky enough to indulge in this summer rite of passage recently and as we picked our bushel of crabs we talked about the health of the Bay and the impact of one of the worst droughts in decades.

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