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Bottomfeeder

by Taras Grescoe

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd | April 21, 2008 | Hardcover

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Just when opting for omega-three-rich seafood is recognized as one of the healthiest dietary choices a person can make, the news seems to be full of stories about mercury-laden tuna, shrimp contaminated with antibiotics and collapsing fish stocks. In a world of endangered cod, pirate-caught Chilean sea bass and sealice-infested salmon, can we really continue to order the catch of the day in good conscience?

Bottomfeeder is a seafood lover's round-the-world quest for a truly decent meal. From strip mall Red Lobsters to the rotary sushi bars of Tokyo, Taras Grescoe travels to the end of the seafood supply chain and back. He pulls up lobster traps in Nova Scotia, grills three-star Michelin chefs in Manhattan and visits British Columbia's salmon farms with a guerrilla ecologist. Sampling poisonous pufferfish in Japan and live, drunken shrimp in China, Grescoe discovers how out-of-control pollution, unregulated fishing practices and global warming are affecting the fish that end up on our plates

Bottomfeeder is a balanced and practical guide to eating -- the first book, in fact, to provide readers with a clear explanation of how to choose the best fish for our environment and our bodies.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 256 Pages, 6.3 × 9.45 × 1.18 in

Published: April 21, 2008

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0002007819

ISBN - 13: 9780002007818

Found in: Travel

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Bottomfeeder

Bottomfeeder

by Taras Grescoe

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 256 Pages, 6.3 × 9.45 × 1.18 in

Published: April 21, 2008

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0002007819

ISBN - 13: 9780002007818

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Just when opting for omega-three-rich seafood is recognized as one of the healthiest dietary choices a person can make, the news seems to be full of stories about mercury-laden tuna, shrimp contaminated with antibiotics and collapsing fish stocks. In a world of endangered cod, pirate-caught Chilean sea bass and sealice-infested salmon, can we really continue to order the catch of the day in good conscience?

Bottomfeeder is a seafood lover's round-the-world quest for a truly decent meal. From strip mall Red Lobsters to the rotary sushi bars of Tokyo, Taras Grescoe travels to the end of the seafood supply chain and back. He pulls up lobster traps in Nova Scotia, grills three-star Michelin chefs in Manhattan and visits British Columbia's salmon farms with a guerrilla ecologist. Sampling poisonous pufferfish in Japan and live, drunken shrimp in China, Grescoe discovers how out-of-control pollution, unregulated fishing practices and global warming are affecting the fish that end up on our plates

Bottomfeeder is a balanced and practical guide to eating -- the first book, in fact, to provide readers with a clear explanation of how to choose the best fish for our environment and our bodies.

About the Author

TARAS GRESCOE is the author of the national bestseller The Devil's Picnic; The End of Elsewhere, a book about the horrors of travelling; and Sacré Blues, winner of the Edna Staebler Award, the Quebec Writers' Federation Book Award and the Mavis GallantPrize for Non-Fiction. He is a Montreal-based journalist whose work appears in such publications as The New York Times and National Geographic.
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