Corin Anderson (magellanic) wrote,
Corin Anderson
magellanic

Fish

Why is it that we eat foods made of "fish" without noting what species are the source of this food? We don't eat "fowl sticks" or "mammal burgers"; why is fish the undifferentiated food source from the sea? Whenever I see "fish" as an ingredient I now think of the scene from The Old Man and the Lisa episode of the Simpsons where a drag net (made of 6-pack plastic rings) pulls every form of sea life out of the water and into an enormous grinder, producing a slurry of food protein. Num. A year or so ago I adopted a self-imposed dietary restriction to not eat food for which I don't know the specific name. I haven't much missed those fishwiches since then.
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