I don’t eat meat, just seafood and poultry. So being a food blogger as well, the research process for my coverage was enlightening. I’ve lived in Massachusetts my whole life. It was a shocking revelation to learn that depending upon whose statistics you believe, somewhere between 80% – 91% of the seafood consumed in the United States is imported. How can that be?
It seems logical to me that for coastal states the numbers might be much lower. However, the only statistics that I found were for the country as a whole. I am so curious to find out more about seafood imports for different states!
Through Twitter, I found out about the contest (iPura Tweet & Blogfest) at the last minute and had a very limited time to do my research. But I jumped in anyway!
It was also surprising to learn that Massachusetts has a conch industry that needs protection. Learning ways that consumers can better eat seafood sustainably is very important for all of us. It’s all about education and sharing what we learn. Then using that knowledge when we go food shopping and eat out at restaurants.
The more I learn, the more I want to write. There are so many more aspects to seafood sustainability that I’m interested in writing about. I’m looking forward to more opportunities to do so.
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