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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Is Sushi A Guilty Pleasure?
March 6, 2012
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Do you like sushi but worry about the impact your bento box might have on the environment?

It's a common concern for people who consider the fruits of the sea to be a delicacy (or who appreciate the lower-fat nature of a seafood and rice diet), but who wonder if their eating habits will contribute to over-fishing in the world's oceans.Seafood is one of the world's most highly traded commodities, and many harvesting practices may have a negative impact on the long-term future of the fisheries themselves.

What's a sushi-lover to do? Bamboo Sushi, a sustainability-oriented sushi restaurant in Portland, Oregon, has created a video labour of love - it took 7 months to make - that tells the Story of Sushi: What it takes to get that spicy salmon roll on your plate, what damage can be done to the ocean in the process, and why things don't have to be that way:

Of course, some might argue that the best way to preserve the oceans is by not eating seafood at all, but if nothing else, the video will make you think about how your dinner made its way to your plate.

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