Something's fishy down on the farm


Last updated 9/18/2008 at Noon

I’d like to be a vegetarian, but the times I tried led to significant health problems. My current compromise is not eating beef or pork, limiting poultry and fish to a few meals a week and buying organic or hormone/antibiotic-free whenever I can.

Fish, of course, doesn’t come “organic,” since its food source and environment cannot be controlled in the same way poultry’s can. Wild-caught species are often over-fished with ecological consequences and also contain mercury and other environmental pollutants. Farm-raised fish are apparently even scarier – with a host of issues added...

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