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Gregory Alan Bolcer
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Wed Jan 7 17:52:06 PST 2004
> Also technology such as hydroponics
> would easily allow food to be grown more productively if farmers felt
> like investing the money into it.
I remember salmon farming was going to change the world through similar
to how people claim that healthy, vitamin maintained, artificial
light plants can grow the same quality and amount of food in an
Quoting Peter Drucker in his October 1999 Atlantic Monthly
Twenty-five years ago salmon was a delicacy. The typical
convention dinner gave a choice between chicken and beef.
Today salmon is a commodity, and is the other choice on
the convention menu. Most salmon today is not caught at sea or
in a river but grown on a fish farm. The same is increasingly
true of trout. Soon, apparently, it will be true of a number
of other fish. Flounder, for instance, which is to seafood what
pork is to meat, is just going into oceanic mass production.
This will no doubt lead to the genetic development of new
and different fish, just as the domestication of sheep, cows,
and chickens led to the development of new breeds among them.
But probably a dozen or so technologies are at the stage
where biotechnology was twenty-five years ago -- that
is, ready to emerge.
So, we've optimized the Salmon producing process using the latest
and greatest biotechnology. What has it gotten us? Let me recap:
o Farm salmon is grown off of overcrowded docks and wild salmon
is near extinct as a commercial venture
o They are hand fed with processed, vitamin enriched meal, like
chickens (ooo, tastes like chicken?)
o They are relatively tasteless (sort of like feeding an escargot
11 days of grain meal), their flesh is fatty and loose, their tone
is gray and companies have to die them with orange and pink
coloring to make them attractive to consumers.
Maybe in 10 years we'll all be eaty greasy, tastless, gray tofu.
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