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Monday Reads

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  1. I’d heard wild salmon is better than farm raised, but the price of the farmed stuff has been too tough to resist. Now that I better understand, I may be changing up my fishy habits.
  2. It’s hard to imagine because it’s been raining a good bit on the east coast, but Cali is in major drought mode. This graphic shows how this will affect your dinner plate. Yes, YOURS. California’s agriculture depends on water (duh) and the rest of the world depends on California’s agriculture.
  3. Al Qaeda and ISIS are just the tip of the iceberg. This handy guide will help you understand all the terrorist groups out there. There are 11. That’s 11 too many.
  4. I’ve got a nice little coffee addiction and I’m guessing a lot of y’all do too. Since I can hardly function without my morning cup of java, it good to know a little about it.
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One thought on “Monday Reads

  1. Hi Tess. In terms of taste, many professional chefs rate farmed salmon as good or better than wild salmon. Taste is not the issue we hope you and your readers will avoid it. The reason to not purchase farmed salmon is this: It ranks right beside shark finning and reef dynamiting in terms of the long-term damage it does to the environment. So, go ahead and pay a little more for wild salmon. Not only will you getting a tasty meal, but indirectly, you’ll be helping to give politicians and others incentive to protect the marine environments and forests wild salmon need to thrive. By protecting these ecosystems, you’ll also be doing a service to the bears, otters, eagles, orcas and everything else that co-exist with – and depend on – healthy populations of wild salmon. As is often said in places from Oregon to Alaska, “Friends don’t let friends buy farmed salmon.”
    Other alternatives to farmed salmon? Farmed arctic char, rainbow trout, sardines, talapia…
    Have a great day. Jack & Barbra

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