March 10, 2005

3/10 - Public to Media in U.K.: "Running out of fish? Guess we better order more"

According to the British group Seafish, all the negative publicity about declining fish stocks has had little effect on the public's buying habits. Which might lead one to think that media exposure has no effect on society, until you look at things here in the United States of Lemmings where supposedly sales of pinot noir are up and merlot are down all because some balding dude in a movie expressed his opinions. The lack of media impact in Britain, according to this article, is probably because everyone now believes that fish oils are the secret to youth and beauty, and there's no stopping that freight train. Wait til a major study shows fish oils cause facial wrinkles. Every seafood joint in L.A. will go broke.


Fish Oils: Could this cause "the slut of fisk"?

Posted by Randy Olson at March 10, 2005 01:55 AM

Thre real wrinkle: Today we feed most all our the animal food sources with corn (or some derivative), a rich source of omega 6's. So the omega 3's they used to supply are absent in the source and absent in the eater. The British were the first that I know of to research and publish on this issue/baseline.

Posted by: Herb Dreyer at March 12, 2005 05:09 PM