Issues of Sustainability
This new feature has been added to the website for commentary on matters of wider community interest in all things pertaining to sustainability.
For those who wondering why, Paul has always remarked that "everything is connected" and "everything is political".
A good example of the ways in which apparently unrelated matters can be very closely connected can be drawn from the first column in this new feature on salmon feedlot factory farming.
The fish pellets used the feed salmon in their pens placed upon our waterways often contain fish-meal which is drawn from supplies of fish-meal obtained from the factory trailer fishing of wild stocks of mackerel which are an essential resource for local South American fisheries.
This same fish-meal is used also to produce many brands of processed poultry pellets, the kind of pellets that sustainable poultry keepers will not use as it is an entirely non natural form of feed for chooks.
That which is unsustainable for open forage poultry farmers is, therefore, just as non-sustainable for open sea pen salmon farmers.
Feeding fish meal dependent pelleted processed feeds to mass scaled poultry flocks and salmon stocks are equally unsustainable.
Click on the date below for the article.