Thursday, April 27, 2017

Garden Seed Store Oregon 1941



Garden seed for sale. Ontario, Oregon. Photographer: Russell Lee. November 1941. Malheur County Oregon. FSA - Library of Congress.

Every Thursday a carefully selected old agricultural photo is featured here on Big Picture Agriculture — lest we forget how things used to be.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Watch Frontline's "The Fish On My Plate" Online

I encourage everyone to watch Frontline's well-researched and reported show about one of the greatest food stories of our time, the fishing and aquaculture industries, and the modern story of eating fish, and the drive for its promised health benefits.

The show is 1 hour and 20 minutes.

It is streamed on Frontline PBS's site here: THE FISH ON MY PLATE.

Show is done by author Paul Greenberg. He ate fish everyday for a year to test what the health effects were, and he makes some conclusions at the end of the show about what to eat, if you do eat fish.

The transcript is here.

One thing he didn't cover in the show, I noticed, was the mislabeling of fish as to what they actually are, one more tough problem facing the consumer.