Thursday, January 29, 2009

Day 282 of our Green Year: FishPhone

One of the few meats that we still eat here is fish. Generally every couple of weeks we will have a fish dish to shake up our vegetarian routine. As we have mentioned many times, the fish we get from overseas can contain harmful ingredients, some of which can cause cancer. On top of that, you have to be careful what fish you buy in case it may not be sustainable. Cod used to be very sustainable, but with the collapse of the fisheries, this is not the case anymore.

So, what can you do? Well, when we are at the supermarket, we can choose to text the Blue Ocean Institute's FishPhone. By texting 30644 and entering FISH with the name of the fish you want to buy, we will receive a text back to let us know if that variety of fish is good for us and if it is good for the world. If it is endangered or on the verge of being so, FishPhone will let us know.

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