Shifting Baselines

Sushi Hater

My friend sent me a link to this t-shirt for sale at Forever 21 (the Wal-Mart of high fashion) and her email read simply: “uh oh”. Yes, this is what PETA’s Save the Sea Kitten campaign is up against…

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Comments

  1. #1 Megan
    January 15, 2009

    Can you come up with an equivalent futuristic t-shirt message to your futuristic scratch and smell book? What will we be left to love when our fish are all gone and our oceans filled with plastic?

  2. Maybe she’s an avocado roll lover? Let’s not forget that sushi can indeed be sustainable.

    However, more likely she’s in the other camp, along with Jeremy Piven, now the most famous person with a sushi addiction. Interesting to see him pay the price with mercury poisoning recently: he was on GMA this morning talking about the dangers of eating too much high on the food chain fish:

    http://gristmill.grist.org/story/2009/1/15/64728/1165

    He will have a bigger impact on the sushi market than this shirt, I hope.

    Erik

  3. #3 Jennifer L. Jacquet
    January 15, 2009

    I think I will make a futuristic t-shirt, come to think of it (watch for it soon). And it’s true that not all sushi is bad. I had some incredible (I daresay revolutionary) vegetarian sushi at a restaurant called Tataki in San Francisco. But that circle inside that roll doesn’t look green to me…

  4. #4 jacqueline church
    January 15, 2009

    I invite you all to join my sustainable seafood blog event. Mark your calendars for September -packed with chefs, top food writers, home cooks, foodies, all sharing sustainable seafood and including sushi – recipes, tips etc. You can also Google “Sustainable Sushi Gets a Boost” to read my article on that. Casson Trenor’s book on sustainable sushi just hit this week, another good resource. He was the Guru for Tataki – he and Chef Lui were at the event in the article and participated in the event.

    As a kid who cut her teeth on Jacques Cousteau and Julia Child this is very important to me. Finding sustainable and delicious ways to eat.

    Kampai!

    Jacqueline Church
    The Leather District Gourmet

  5. #5 Cannonball Jones
    January 16, 2009

    I hate to lower the tone but does the t-shirt come with the model inside it? If so I’ll buy one :-) A while back I was a big sushi fan but I’m paying a lot more attention to sustainability issues so haven’t had any for a while. Thankfully my local supermarket has started labelling all it’s fish with details of origin, etc. so you can choose responsibly sourced fish.

  6. #6 Ian
    January 16, 2009

    Could it mean she’s a cold fish in bed?!

  7. #7 Woody Tanaka
    January 16, 2009

    I think trying to make sushi “sustainable” is misguided. While I appreciate the effort to let people “have their cake and eat it too”, frankly we are at the point where we have to start treating consumption of all fish and especially sushi (as well as such things as shark fin soup) with disgust and distain.

    The wholesale destruction of the ocean ecosystem that result from these fish-eating practices should not be countered by “sustainability” efforts, because they do nothing but continue to make this horrific “food” palatable. Human piscivory must end, at least on the industrial scale done at present, if the oceans are to rebound. “Sustainability” doesn’t do anything to fix the problem. All it does is gives the misimpression that the problem can be halted with little or no change in human diet.

    Few people join in the “sustainability” effort so it is at best a waste of time, and at worst is a benefit to these blitzkrieging the oceans by providing the illusion of cover for them.

  8. #8 sinned34
    January 16, 2009

    Forget the sustainability factor – I’d wear a “sushi hater” tshirt because sushi tastes terrible!

  9. #9 Sohbet Odası
    January 17, 2009

    Thanks

  10. #10 Sohbet Odası
    January 17, 2009

    Thanks

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    January 19, 2009

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    October 2, 2009

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    October 2, 2009

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    October 3, 2009

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  16. #16 finansal araçlar
    February 7, 2010

    t shirt very sympoticooo umha

  17. #17 Zojirushi BBCCX20
    September 30, 2010

    it is so cute :)

  18. #18 Nostaljik
    February 9, 2011

    sushi ne kadar tatlısın ben konuya giriş yaparken yemek sanmışıtın iyikide gelmişin senin güzelliğini görmüş oldum nostaljik yeşiçam turk

  19. #19 Pasta Suslemeleri
    February 24, 2011

    vaybe sushi hater benseni balıksandım japonların çok sevgiyemek olan balık amabirde negöresiyem sen ire kızseksil aber bermissin pasta kadara şekersin seni süslemek için enelerinden vaz geçmezdimki, pasta süslemeleri hiiii…

  20. #20 zerrin egeliler
    February 25, 2011

    bunlarada katılmamamk elimneden glemilyor, geceninbir yarısındanib yorumları okurekne gördümonun güzel sushi olmuşu türk yıldızının zerrin egeliler bakınbubirinurkaralı yıldızlarından onunrollerinden hep gerçekçidtir.
    I think trying to make sushi “sustainable” is misguided. While I appreciate the effort to let people “have their cake and eat it too”, frankly we are at the point where we have to start treating consumption of all fish and especially sushi (as well as such things as shark fin soup) with disgust and distain.
    zerrin egeliler heeee.

  21. #21 Elsanatı Kursları
    February 26, 2011

    hipesindenen almak gerikiyor artık burianın bunalrı el sanatları kurslarına katılacamağınbendenm nedereni bulirimik ismek olursa iyi olucaksanıırım.
    The wholesale destruction of the ocean ecosystem that result from these fish-eating practices should not be countered by “sustainability” efforts, because they do nothing but continue to make this horrific “food” palatable. Human piscivory must end, at least on the industrial scale done at present, if the oceans are to rebound. “Sustainability” doesn’t do anything to fix the problem. All it does is gives the misimpression that the problem can be halted with little or no change in human diet.
    hiee goooodd

  22. #22 mustafaeraslan
    March 30, 2011

    Human piscivory must end, at least on the industrial scale done at present, if the oceans are to rebound. “Sustainability” doesn’t do anything to fix

  23. #23 breadmakerman
    June 14, 2011

    Overfishing is a huge issue that is too often ignored and overlooked by local governments because it’s a ‘global’ problem. We really need to take a united stand on it before it’s too late. Unfortunately many scientists and biologist believe it already is too late.

  24. Not a bad shirt. I think you will like a lot of things. You are doing a very right thing. Saving endangered species – a priority.

  25. #25 kibarlı
    August 12, 2011

    We really need to take a united stand on it before it’s too late.

  26. #26 Artlex.com review
    January 13, 2012

    Well that’s pretty cool addition, particularly for me. So i can’t hate it at any case. Everyone has different choice so can’t blame anyone. Hope that most of people must be liking it.

  27. #27 dr mustafa eraslan
    May 4, 2012

    thanks for information

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