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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

When I purchased a salmon filet over the weekend, a new blue label on the package caught my attention. There's a lot of interest lately (& rightly so) about where our fish, & food in general, is coming from. I watched a documentary a while back profiling these same concerns. Some countries have very different standards for food production and processing than we are used to. Much of our fish for example, is caught off our coasts, transported to China for processing and then back here again for packaging. It boggles the mind! As well, there are questions surrounding the health benefits of wild vs. farmed fish. Don't even get me started on GM foods.

There, that's better!

I like the idea of knowing "where and how my fish was caught" so I followed the link, entered my secret access code and was informed my salmon was in fact a halibut...! I emailed the website and received a quick reply informing me that since this is a very new program they are encountering some initial bugs that need ironing out. A promise was made to get back to me with the correct info. Despite this initial hiccup, I think it's a great concept.

Here's an interesting website.

In other news, I nearly lost it last night when I stumbled across American Idol and realized it was already 3/4's of the way through...the final competition! WEDNESDAY nights for the past three months or so, I have faithfully watched each and every episode, and the results on Thursdays. Why they would suddenly host the final two shows (the Idol will be crowned tonight) on a Tuesday and Wednesday is beyond me. I must have missed that announcement and I can't be the only one who did.

You know something? 
After tonight, I am sooo done with American Idol - till next year, that is :)


  1. I am HUGE into eating responsibly, and love to know where my food comes from. My food budget is quite inflated since I buy so much locally raised food from regional farmers, but it's worth it to me. Lately though, fish has not been on the menu, since I have radiation concerns since Fukushima. :)

  2. I like the idea of the fish website. I'll have to look for the label.

    And, I hadn't even thought about fish and radiation!!

  3. Hi Tatiana, Like Tricky Nag, I hadn't given any thought to radiation concerns... you make a good point.

  4. Hi Tricky Nag, fyi: I purchased the salmon at Sobey's - not sure if any other grocery stores are promoting this.


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