Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Deformed Baby Fish?

I know, it's a FOOD site, it's not like I have a recipe for serving these. I would bet no one gets served these. More of an oddity than a delicacy. So, why should we care if UC Davis researchers are finding the unfortunate striped bass in a San Francisco estuary?

Well, maybe because the same water contaminated with pesticides, industrial chemicals and flame retardants is also the primary source of water for two-thirds of the people and most of the farms in California. They grow most of the nation's lettuce there, and much of the other produce we buy at the grocery store nationwide. Same water.

Yeah, I know. It's holiday season, we're all just thinking about food now and I've gone and ruined it. After the holidays, tho, we really need to think about this stuff.


3 comments:

Miranda said...

Completely unrelated to your scary fish story, but thought you might like a happy food story: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/10/us/10foodbank.html?_r=1&th&emc=th

Bharti said...

I read about this as well. It's scary. What is the point of trying to eat well if the water is source is corrupted?

Rumela said...

This sounds scary!!!! Whether its fish or plants or us - all are living things. So, the pollutions which is affecting one is likely to affect the others. It's the time we should ponder over it.