The Omega Principle: the quest for long life & healthier planet

by TNP Editor 2020-11-19

Another book we recommend: The Omega Principle is a thought provoking tome on the origin and consequences of a popular diet supplement – Omega-3 fatty acids.

Omega PrincipleWhile there are hardly any doubts about the benefits of Omega-3s, essential for healthy hearts and sharper minds, the global sensation of Omega-3s has engendered a vast, feverish effort to extract and exploit.

As Omega-3s are mostly derived from fish and other marine products, millions of marine life are involved, and unfortunately in some cases, the survival of “fish of all kinds” and many ocean creatures are at stake.

Here, Paul Greenberg, the bestselling author of Four Fish and American Catch, reviews the fascinating history of Omega-3s, from the dawn of complex life to human prehistory, when seafood consumption might have helped human’s cognitive leaps, then to the modern era, when Omega-3s are now firmly in the public conscience and entwined in our global food supply chains.

This book speaks to and advocates sustainable seafood harvesting practices and how we could pursue better health and longevity with responsible quests.

American Catch: the fight for our local seafood

by TNP Editor 2018-12-12

American Catch is a fascinating book by Paul Greenberg, bestselling author of Four Fish. It narrates the story of why and how American seafood exports have exploded in recent years. And, by contrast,  how Americans have come to import much of the seafood they eat.

American oysters, shrimp and salmon are amongst the wild seafood being exported. Sockeye salmon, with its most nutritionally dense proteins, is especially prized by many around the world.

At the same time, 91% of the seafood Americans consume are imports – wild and farmed.

Greenberg reviewed the challenges the seafood industry faces and how precious renewable resources can be better protected by fishermen, environmentalists and local authorities alike.

This is a good read on how we can change our consumption patterns and become more sustainable in what we eat and how we catch.

Tuna farming 金枪鱼养殖

tuna farmsby Alan Yeung  2015-05-27

Today, I came across a book I read last summer, written by Paul Greenberg, called Four Fish.  It talks about the dwindling supplies of ocean fish in the wild, and the current state of aquaculture. Out of curiosity, I decided to take another look at the current tuna farming activities.

It appears researchers at Kinki University in Japan have made some recent progress in a closed-loop cycle, where juveniles of bluefin tuna are spawn in captivity and can be successfully raised to maturity. But this is a project in its infancy. To date, Kinki does not need to take fish from the sea.

Yonathan Zohar and his team of scientists at the University of Maryland Baltimore County’s Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology are making their first attempt in North America.

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