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  •  Greenburg's article on the perversity of the fish (21+ / 0-)

    and seafood industry should be read by everyone.
    An abject lesson taking 1 specific, little understood industry in how 'the wunders of globilizashun' and 'da miracle of da free markit' will sink us all long before a band of dusky wild eyed jihadists ever do.

    •  True But the Greater Reality is That Jihadists are (5+ / 0-)

      ice cubes; the ship of state can hit one or a billion ice cubes and it's never going to be taken down by ice cubes.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Sun Jun 22, 2014 at 05:39:09 AM PDT

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    •  I read the whole article and it's not clear to me (0+ / 0-)

      why what he describes is bad or "perverse".

      Given that we won't stop filling the globe with humans and that these humans need some, and increasingly expect a lot of, protein, an efficient distribution network of farmed fish seems to me like something to welcome not to bemoan.

      •  Because 'an efficient distribution network' (2+ / 0-)
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        wonmug, Mark Sumner

        isnt whats been created. More like a jury rigged hodgepodge with maximum opportunities built into it for fraud and other abuse.

        To quote " Globalization, that unseen force that supposedly eliminates inefficiencies through the magic of trade, has radically disconnected us from our seafood supply."

        He's also suggesting the availability of farmed products has desensitized us to the ongoing destruction of wild fish populations and their habitats.

        •  Desensitized how? (0+ / 0-)

          Without farmed fish the collapse in wild fish populations would be far worse.

          Mind you, I'm not saying we aren't destroying wild fish populations and their habitats.  But the problem is relentless population growth, not fish farming.

          I'm amazed at the article's apparent suggestion that it would be better if Americans were eating more locally caught salmon and less imported tilapia.

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