A Cheerful Video About Over Fishing

So for those of you who don’t know me that head line is sarcasm, but you never maybe it will make some people feel better about eating all that Turkey on Thursday?

Yesterday I was in a kitchen coma – so much so Neil and I ordered in (something we never ever do) a pizza!  And probably as a sign from the universe it wasn’t very good…anyway this video is very well done and has an interesting take at the end on how individuals can affect policy.

The information is pretty much what anyone who has been following environmental news already knows.  My big question about this and so many things regarding our planet is how do we motivate change?   How do we, say for example: not eat Tuna, or not use plastic or not make/use coal powered electricity or any other number of things we know are killing the planet yet somehow it’s often hard to avoid or change our habits?

Particularly in this video what really blows me away is how the quotas change, from what the scientists recommend to what the politicians implement to what is actually fished: amazing how greed motivates everything.


About urbanfoodguy

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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