Wednesday, September 18, 2002

Thomas Keller is also not psyched about GE salmon [NYT] [Earlier fish farming info here and here.] A few good quotes, like this from some guy at Auburn:
"From an environmental standpoint, since the world fish populations are under duress from overfishing, overexploitation as well as pollution and habitat destruction, we are just not going to be able to get fish protein from wild populations. If we can get more protein efficiency from fish farming, hopefully, that takes some pressure of the natural populations."
It really is about generating as much protein as possible for these people, and they don't care how they do it. Let's just return to the Malthusian scissors for a moment: if we fail to produce enough food for 10 billion people, food scarcity will increase, prices will go up, and people might stop making so many fucking babies. Then we wouldn't have to worry about protein efficiency.

Anyway, what's going to happen is that we are going to destroy the world's fish population very soon, at which point we will just turn the ocean into one giant fish farm.

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