i-1bdd982d7435f069cbd2354a30260eba-Massachusetts.jpgWhere can I buy sustainable lobster?

Look to Massachusetts for the most sustainable lobster around. And look for the green claw band, or ask your fishmonger to get the green band Massachusetts lobster.

Why? Because Massachusetts lobstermen are taking the trouble to reduce harm to whales. Massachusetts lobermen are ahead of lobstermen in some other, perhaps more well-known lobster locations….

Orangutan Populations Declining

… at Afarensis

Fish thrive in no-fishing zones

In the “duh” category, fish are thriving in a no-fishing zone in Australia. After looking at graphs, the 10 year old son of one of the scientists said if you stop fishing, don’t you expect to find more fish? Uh…yeah.

GMO and Organic Farming

People opposed to GMO and Bt have valid concerns, and that is what drives the research. Are GMO crops able to reduce the use of pesiticides, herbicides and fertilizers enough to ensure that farmers are still able to make profits with their improved yields? Are the dangers of cross-pollination going to drive organic farmers away?

Cows, Growth Hormones, and Global Warming

Here’s one for you, just in case you weren’t confused enough about which foods you should eat. The diary industry is known for its use of recombinant bovine somatotropin (rbST), a protein hormone that boosts milk production. You may have noticed it on your pint of Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia: “No significant difference has been shown between milk derived from recombinant bovine growth hormone treated and non recombinant bovine growth hormone treated cows”. Its use is controversial, as are its potential human impacts. The product has one seller: Monsanto. It is banned in Canada, and parts of Europe and New Zealand….


  1. #1 Mike O'Risal
    July 7, 2008

    I think I find one good reason every week to be proud to be a resident of Massachusetts. It’s a good place.

    By the way, you might be interested in this related story about the findings of a University of Rhode Island study about the changing ecology of Narragansett Bay. Bottom-dwelling fish are disappearing; lobster, squid and other invertebrates are replacing them.

  2. #2 Paul Hutch
    July 7, 2008

    Mike, we have another reason to be proud today. The total ban on boats dumping sewage in Boston Harbor went into effect. The EPA announcement is here.

  3. #3 JanieBelle
    July 7, 2008

    Y’know, if y’all would just do something about the damned cold weather up there…