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Inhaltsangabe: There's simply no limit to the sins people will commit for a tasty meal. The Japanese are notorious for their trade in bluefin tuna, served up to diners at almost illegal prices, while newlyweds in Bangkok, Shanghai and Singapore devour a gelatinous soup made from poached abalone and fins hacked from living sharks. But surely there's no need for you to feel bad about ordering sea bass in a London restaurant? Unless, of course, you consider that you may well be enjoying one of the very last members of the species. And that's before you contemplate the chemicals being pumped into the farmed prawns and salmon that now fill supermarket shelves.In "Bottomfeeder", we follow Taras Grescoe on a year-long, round-the-world trip, as he eats his way from the top to the bottom of the food chain with one purpose in mind: to find out whether he can continue to eat such delicacies in good conscience. As well as painting a vivid and often hilarious picture of the fascinating people Taras encounters, "Bottomfeeder" explores the impact we are having on sea life by overfishing and draws our attention to some of the ethical choices we can make. At a time when many of the fish we take for granted are on the verge of extinction, we need to face the fact that very soon jellyfish sandwiches may be all that is left for us to eat.
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?
Bottomfeederis 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.
Bottomfeederis 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.
Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins Publishers, 2008. Buchzustand: Good. First Edition. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP66263330
Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins Publishers. Paperback. Buchzustand: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2690450564
Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins Publishers. Paperback. Buchzustand: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2694999438
Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins Publishers. Paperback. Buchzustand: Fair. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G1554684021I5N00
Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins Publishers. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Book has a small amount of wear visible on the binding, cover, pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G1554684021I3N00
Buchbeschreibung Harpercollins Canada, 2009. Paperback. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG1554684021
Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins Publishers, 2008. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GD-176-12-8333518
Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins Publishers, 2008. Paperback. Buchzustand: New, very minor shelf wear. 3" crease on back cover, otherwise excellent condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 061345
Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins Publishers, 2008. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. Very good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers HH-176-12-8333518
Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins Publishers, 2008. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P021554684021