The Omega Principle: A vicious circle of fish, cattle and capitalism (Book review)
Publisher: Climate and Capitalism
Date Written: 09/09/2018
Year Published: 2018
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX23064
A review of Paul Greenberg's book "The Omega Principle: Seafood and the Quest for a Long Life and a Healthier Planet", which examines how the fishing industry that plunders the seas for tiny fish is supporting unsustainable industrial agriculture.
The alternative health business is the most visible purveyor of omega-3 fish oils, but it is a small part of a much bigger industry that grinds small fish into oil and meal for purposes other than human consumption. As Paul Greenberg shows in his very readable new book, "today, one in every four fish caught on earth is 'reduced' into oil and meal and used for agriculture, land animal husbandry, and, most recently, fish farming or 'aquaculture.'"