04 Jan '12, 7pm

Sustainable Seafood: Choose the one that's healthiest for you, and your environment.

Eating fish is a smart choice. It's a lean protein with great health benefits. But sometimes fish can be bad for you, and sometimes it's bad for the environment. Seafood can be contaminated with high amounts of mercury and PCBs, causing ill health effects. And some varieties of seafood have been overfished or caught in ways that may cause lasting damage to our oceans and marine life. When you're at the store or ordering in a restaurant, how do you know which seafood to choose? It’s not as confusing as it might seem. Follow these eight basic rules to make smart seafood shopping choices that are good for your health and the health of our oceans. For more help selecting fish, consult the shopping guides posted at the Smart Shopper's Guide to America's Five Favorite Fish , Here's the Catch and Label Lookup . * Eat lower on the food chain Smaller fish tend to be more plentiful ...

Full article: http://www.nrdc.org/oceans/seafoodguide/default.asp

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