How Doing Laundry Puts Plastic in your Fish n’ Chips

A new study has found that water, especially those near large cities is filled with plastic microparticles, but not from the sources you might think of like plastic soda bottles, no it comes from doing your laundry.  Apparently all the non-natural clothing we wear (so all synthetic clothes) leave behind in the water as much as 1900 fibers that get washed into the sea.

Between over fishing, oil spills, pollution, acidification and everything else we have done to the water on this planet the poor fish can’t seem to catch a break.  It is a cautionary tale though because eating fish has always be thought of as a “healthier” protein option, but now it looks like we need to take into consideration all the information we have about the bounty of the sea and reconsider how we eat.  Al Jeezera reports:

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I'm a self taught cook with a dedication to buying and eating food that is as humanely and sustainably raised as possible. Which is why in addition to recipes you will see a lot of environmental/political reporting here. I started cooking when I was about 6, it's something I always loved to do. Watching Graham Kerr - aka "The Galloping Gourmet" - was what got me started and I have never really looked back. Over the years I've been a private chef, a caterer, and a food stylist for magazines such as Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Oprah, Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and many more. I've also worked in the prep kitchen for the Food Network on the Bobby Flay and Paula Deen shows. Now I work at home in my kitchen sharing with you here recipes that I create or that other people have created that inspire me and I think you will like. I love my neighborhood (the Lower East Side of Manhattan) and I love to travel. Because NYC is such a big place I tend to focus mostly on my 'hood and the ones that are close by: The East Village, Bowery, Chinatown and Williamsburg. My love of travel has no limits really, I'm always ready to get on a plane. I was lucky enough to have a business for many years that allowed me to spend a lot of time in South East Asia. These days I've been spending time in Mexico, Germany, Canada and the West Coast of the U.S., but check back you never know where I might end up. I do consulting, cooking classes, and freelance lifestyle writing so if you are interested please send me a note: urbanfoodguy@gmail.com
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