I just read this article where the FDA wants to change the advisory on consumption of fish. YEA! You have to remember that I live in Maui where fish are abundant and a great cut of Ahi tuna cost less per pound than a decent steak. I’ve always been a fish girl. As a kid, I loved fish sticks. I don’t remember even liking visits to McDonalds until they created the fish sandwich! I’m dating myself here. I google it and found that it was introduced in 1963 which makes my memory about right as I would have been 6-7. I remember going to McDonald’s after church on Sundays and I never liked their hamburgers because they put onions on them.
When the mercury scares came out, I thought about eating less fish. When the internet became prevalent, I searched to find out what happens to people if they are “mercury-laden”. There isn’t much except in its impacts on kids. But truth is that all fish is not filled with mercury… so I still the smaller fish and limited my intake of the big fish (my favorites) to once or twice a week. This is hard in Maui.
So, I’m happy to hear this report. I will go off to my localvore potluck dinner with my Sustainability group tonight, and I’m sure there will be plenty of fish and poke to go around and enjoy! Localvore — meaning food grown/produced in your area which we defined as Hawaii. It really makes you realize how much we import! We will also be watching a great movie, “The Power of Community…How Cuba Survived Peak Oil“. Living on a remote island in a tropical climate we have many similarities to Cuba. We should be building systems to be less dependent on oil and imports. It only makes sense.