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'The Great Fish Swap': How America Is Downgrading Its Seafood Supply

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"One-third of the seafood Americans catch is sold abroad, but most of the seafood we eat here is imported and often of lower quality. Why? Author Paul Greenberg says it has to do with American tastes."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 9, 8:00 PM

The United States exports the best-quality seafood that Americans catch, but import primarily low-grade aquacultural products.  This is just one of the counter-intuitive issues withe U.S. fish consumption and production.  This bizarre dynamic has cultural and economic explanations and this NPR podcast nicely explains these spatial patterns that are bound to frustrate those that advocate for locally sourced food productions. 


Tagsfood production, industry, food, agriculture, agribusinessconsumptioneconomic, sustainability.

HazelAnne Prescott's curator insight, July 31, 10:56 AM

Seems like a messed up system.  We do not have "taste"

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People's Republic of China And The Biggest Territory Grab Since World War II

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Beijing’s new South China Sea map makes a stunning claim to islands and seas.

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▶ Everything You Need to Know About Planet Earth

Published on Aug 4, 2014

Planet Earth is this solid thing you are standing on right now. In your everyday life you don't really waste a thought about how amazing this is. A giant, ancient, hot rock. How did it come into existence and how big is it really? You will be surprised. The ground you are standing on is just a very, very small part of the big picture.


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Beyond the border: the US's deadly immigration crisis

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Texas has become the deadliest state in the US for undocumented immigrants. This four-part series from the Guardian and The Texas Observer looks at the lives affected by the humanitarian crisis

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Britain's food self-sufficiency is in long-term decline, warn farmers

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NFU says year's food supply 'would run out today without imports', with homegrown food making up only 60% of total

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Changing Geography of the Dead Sea - Geolounge

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We’ve all seen the pictures- tourists floating in a picturesque lake surrounded by a mountainous desert environment, calmly reading flipping the pages of a newspaper with no fear of sinking. What is this strange phenomenon?
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40 Maps That Explain The Middle East

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These maps are crucial for understanding the region's history, its present, and some of the most important stories there today.

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Nancy Watson's curator insight, October 11, 9:16 AM

Both History and Geography explained in these maps

Shanelle Zaino's curator insight, October 22, 3:10 PM

With the increasing amount of information online it can be misleading at times. I do believe this is a useful collection of maps however I feel people looking at it might get trapped in a pitfall. After looking at these 40 maps a person could feel that this is all there is to know about this subject. Yes it is informative to have this information together but it should just be the start of the conversation not the end. So often we want quick google searches with definite answers,

when some topics require a lot of research from different sources. The reader needs to make up their own pool of knowledge.

Sreya Ayinala's curator insight, November 30, 9:53 PM

Unit 1 Nature and Perspectives of Geography

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How To Cross 5 International Borders In 1 Minute Without Sweating

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Nations need borders for security, for revenue, for defense, for identity. But for fun? Introducing borders that giggle.

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8 Places You Should Visit Before They Vanish - Interesting Engineering

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Due to global warming, destruction of ecosystems and the rising sea level, we present a list of 8 places you should visit before they disappear off the map.

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When land is degraded, its people and their prospects are degraded too

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Monique Barbut: Investing in sustainable land management could help boost political, economic and climatic resilience in poor countries

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'The Great Fish Swap': How America Is Downgrading Its Seafood Supply

'The Great Fish Swap': How America Is Downgrading Its Seafood Supply | APHUG | Scoop.it

"One-third of the seafood Americans catch is sold abroad, but most of the seafood we eat here is imported and often of lower quality. Why? Author Paul Greenberg says it has to do with American tastes."


Via Seth Dixon
Abigail Mack's insight:

What would make Americans opt for the lower quality, imported fish?

more...
Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 9, 8:00 PM

The United States exports the best-quality seafood that Americans catch, but import primarily low-grade aquacultural products.  This is just one of the counter-intuitive issues withe U.S. fish consumption and production.  This bizarre dynamic has cultural and economic explanations and this NPR podcast nicely explains these spatial patterns that are bound to frustrate those that advocate for locally sourced food productions. 


Tagsfood production, industry, food, agriculture, agribusinessconsumptioneconomic, sustainability.

HazelAnne Prescott's curator insight, July 31, 10:56 AM

Seems like a messed up system.  We do not have "taste"