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How to Eat Ethically in a World of Vanishing Seafood

Taras Grescoe


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Hardcover (4/29/2008)


If you're a seafood lover, pick up this guide to which fish are the best for our bodies and which are best for the environment.--San Francisco Chronicle

Just when opting for omega-3-rich seafood is being recognized as one of the healthiest dietary choices a person can make, the news seems to be full of stories about mercury-laden tuna, shrimp contaminated with antibiotics, and diminishing fish stocks. Is it still even good for us? Bottomfeeder is the story of a seafood lover's round-the-world quest for a truly decent meal. A balanced and practical guide to eating--newly updated for the paperback edition--it explains which fish are best for the environment, the seas, and our bodies.

Praise For Bottomfeeder: How to Eat Ethically in a World of Vanishing Seafood

“Research that brings muckraking books such as Fast Food Nation to mind.”—Seattle Post-Intelligencer

“Grescoe takes us on an international tour of controversial cuisines—shark fin soup in China, whale sashimi in Japan, monkfish tail in New York City—meanwhile offering an overview of the corrupt practices that have put the oceans (and our health) in danger.”—Salon

“Grescoe’s tale hits all the right notes. It’s an entrée you’ll remember.”—Fortune Small Business

Bottomfeeder is Grescoe’s story…a starting point for reflecting on where each of us draws the line about what’s acceptable to eat and what’s not.”—Gastronomica

Bloomsbury USA, 9781596916258, 336pp.

Publication Date: April 28, 2009