Something to Think About

If someone were to tell you how the world could run on a self sustainable ecosystem you would probably laugh at them. A world where no one has to feed their animals or worry about their soil and crops seems like a fantasy land. According to the TED talk speaker we heard in class last week, there are actual people who live in such a way. 

The main topic of the TED talk was fish and how our speaker could taste the difference of a healthy fish and a mediocre one. The fact that the skin of the fish tastes sweeter when it’s raised in healthy waters impacts the entire body of the creature. The “farm” in which they were raised was a project conducted in Spain where the fish have a self cleaning ecosystem that even the birds can enjoy. 

If such strides like this are possible in small areas of the world, what is to say it can not be done in larger areas? If America was able to construct such fish farms then we may have a chance to stop the out fishing from other nations and over seas leaving the oceans almost barren at this point. 

The movie Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, which is based on actual events, take a similar situation as two scientists try to bring the salmon population back to Yemen. It is a very interesting take on the subject and shows the benefits that come out of human initiative. I would recommend the movie to anyone with similar interests on the topic. 




2 thoughts on “Something to Think About

  1. Hi, Dania!
    I really enjoyed hearing what the TED talks speaker said too. It’s nice to know that there are some examples out there of how things should be done, rather than just how they shouldn’t. Self-sustaining ecosystems are something we can strive for, rather than attempting to give up fish as a food source in order to preserve it for future generations. It’s much easier to get people on board with that idea, too, since there will always be people who don’t want to do without. Everyone can agree that a healthier and better tasting fish is a good thing!

  2. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen… This sounds like a great film to watch. Thanks, Dania! Natural ‘fish farms’ are the way of the future. In fact, I think the only way we can keep on going at our current pace is to treat all methods of food production in the most natural way possible. Ranches should let cows and chickens roam, farms should keep their soil fresh, and fish should swim in clear, natural rivers instead of of concrete enclosures.

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