Eat like it matters – eat more fish


A new Nature Economy Report from World Economic Forum outlines the challenges we are facing when it comes to securing food for the growing population – read the whole article click here:

  • To feed 10 billion people in a healthy and sustainable way, we must rethink how we produce and consume food.
  • Regenerative farming is key to healing the planet and feeding the world with healthy food.
  • Consumers have the power to be part of this transition, by eating plant-rich and diverse diets, and slashing and repurposing waste.

If we are to feed 10 billion people in a healthy way within planetary boundaries, the way in which we produce and consume food needs to change.

Marine proteins and seafood, seaweed, mussels and fish, are probably the best way to feed the world according to a recent book by marine biologist and fisheries scientist Professor Dr. Ray Hilborn and Ulrike Hilborn – click here. From the OUPblog by Ray Hilborn:

Ocean fisheries don’t cause soil erosion, don’t blow away the topsoil, don’t use any significant freshwater, don’t use antibiotics and don’t have anything to do with nutrient releases, that devastating form of pollution that causes algal blooms in freshwater and dead zones in the ocean. After extensive studies, it turns out that some fish have the lowest green house gas footprint per unit of protein. Better even than plants. Sardines, herring, mackerel, anchovies and farmed shellfish all have a lower GHG footprint than plants, and many other fisheries come close.

If you want to know more – watch Hilborn’s webinar about the environmental cost of dinner – click here.