I've cut back on seafood simply because of the price. Also DH hates everything except lobster and crab.
I recently read an article on safe and sustainable fish and put the list on my phone:
Barramundi - US farmed
Dungeness crab - west coast wild
London squid - US Atlantic wild
Rainbow trout - farmed
Mussels - farmed
Artic Char - farmed
salmon - Alaska wild
Oysters - farmed
Pacific sardines - wild from Wild Planet or Wild Pacific
Albacore tuna - wild from Wild Planet or Wild Pacific
I think the link came from an Organic Consumers email. Here in Colorado, most of our local fish is contaminated. In the mountains the contamination is from old mines and on the plains from farms and other polluters. Canned fish is about all my budget can handle these days and not much of that until the BPA is gone.
I'm in the process of cleaning out the freezer so that I can buy organic grass fed beef from our local ranchers. I've got a few things planted in the garden and will add more after the frost danger has passed. It would be nice to have chickens too...maybe some day. The city still bans pigs, so would have to move.
One rancher that provides organic beef for our RAW dog group said the big beef companies are buying up all the beef herds when they can convince ranchers to sell. They did the same in the 90's with dairy cows to drive up the price of milk. It's important to buy locally when you can. It's the only way we'll be able to get control of our food supply.
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