14 May '11, 11am

Farming Shrimp With the Planet in Mind

7:41 a.m. | Updated Here’s a shout-out to the amazing team of Pace University graduate and undergraduate students who, led by professor Maria Luskay (with my assistance), just completed the short documentary “Linda Thornton: Seeking Sustainability, One Shrimp at a Time .” I hope you’ll give it a look and offer your reaction. The film chronicles the lifelong effort by Thornton, an Illinois native transplanted to Belize, to farm shrimp while leaving as small an imprint on ecosystems and waters as possible. She’s largely succeeded, as you’ll see, and is working with the World Wildlife Fund to try to develop a standard for farm-raised shrimp that can provide consumers with the confidence that they can enjoy this immensely popular seafood and a thriving environment, as well. The film spans three decades, following Thornton’s journey from early experiments with urban indoor shri...

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7:41 a.m. | Updated Here’s a shout-out to the amazing team of Pace University graduate and undergraduate students who, led...

Dot Earth: Farming Shrimp With the Planet in Mind

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