Hood River, Oregon

Last time I was eating out in London with some friends, one of them refused to eat fish on the grounds that current fishing practices are unsustainable. It’s unusual for me to find someone whose environmental conscience is even more tender than mine, and at the time I thought he was being overly finicky.

Sorry, Julian, you were right. This story popped up on my Google desktop today.

Now this is a problem. I tend to choose fish rather than chicken or meat when I eat out, as it is less likely to have been pumped full of antibiotics, hormones, etc, during its lifetime. If I can no longer eat fish with a clear conscience, then my options are narrowing down to free-range/organic meat or game instead. Or becoming a veggie.

Having an environmental conscience can be a right pain.

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