Fish, friends and fake food

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Something’s fishy

Over-fished oceans are leading to an increase in fish farms: places where fish, like salmon or trout, are bred to stock grocery shelves, pet stores or anglers’ tackle boxes. However, it can take up to three pounds of wild fish (anchovies and sardines, for example) to feed one pound of farm-raised fish, which means draining the sea of these limited resources. New USDA research says it’s possible to raise these farmed fish on vegetarian diets, saving money and the “fishmeal” population.

Give us our veggies 

At Princeton University, students have almost filled a petition to bring a new vegetarian co-op to campus. As of Feb. 19, only 10 signatures were needed. The new co-op would stand among the current three vegetarian ones,  which are each filled to capacity or wait-listed this spring spring. The four campus co-ops are alternative dining methods for undergraduate students at Princeton, designed in part to promote a sense of community.

“Fake-con” and eggs

A Californian start-up company wants to “replace all factory-farmed eggs in the US market – more than 80 [billion] eggs, valued at $213.7 [billion]” according to a Feb. 14 article in The Guardian. Beyond Eggs is a part of the growing, vegetarian-friendly fake-food industry in the heart of the Silicon Valley thats gaining financial support from corporate giants, like Bill Gates.

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