March 2011

We're Eating Too Many Fish

When you hear about eating superfoods and foods high in omega-3 fatty acids, you also usually hear about what good sources fish are of these nutrients. The sad fact is that we are eating too many fish as it is, and we need to cut down immediately.

According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), 2010 saw the world’s highest record of fish consumption in history—mostly due to the fact that we have had a dramatic increase in fish farming and human consumption. Humans are eating more fish than ever, with the animal making up about 15% of the protein we eat. And if we don’t start working on rebuilding the populations of these fish, we’re—well, actually, they’re—in trouble.