People & Initiatives

Sustainable Sushi

Sushi, an artful Japanese dish is a combination of raw, marinated or slightly smoked fish rolled or topped with vinegar fermented rice and a surprisingly spicy sauce called wasabi which tastes like a very strong cough drop. The term sushi, also seems to refer to a broad class of Japanese seafood preparations with rice and tofu.  Personally I feel that the taste of lightly cooked fish is an acquired one but there is no question about its nutritional value. It is an affordable source of protein, iron and omega 3 fatty acids and contains almost no saturated fat. Also, there …

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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, also described as the Eastern Garbage Patch or the Pacific Trash Vortex, is agyre of marine litter in the central North Pacific Ocean located roughly between 135° to 155°W and 35° to 42°N and estimated to be twice the size of Texas. The patch is characterized by exceptionally high concentrations of suspended plastic and other debris that have been trapped by the currents of the North Pacific Gyre. Despite its size and density, the patch is not visible from satellite photography because it consists of very, very small pieces, almost invisible to the naked eye and most of its contents are suspended beneath the surface of the …

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