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Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Monbiot on Fish

Which reminds me of a case study in the documentary 'The Corporation' (I think) of a fishing company that had completely depleted fish stocks by overfishing, resulting in the company going backrupt. They then claimed, using the evidence of an 'expert', that it was not overfishing that depleted the stocks, but an unknown and unseen predatory fish.

Watch The Corporation online here: Info Clearing House

Not Enough Fish in the Sea

We need omega-3 oils for our brains to function properly. But where will they come from?

By George Monbiot. Published in the Guardian 20th June 2006.

The more it is tested, the more compelling the hypothesis becomes. Dyslexia, ADHD, dyspraxia and other neurological problems seem to be associated with a deficiency of omega-3 fatty acids, especially in the womb(1,2,3,4). The evidence of a link with depression, chronic fatigue syndrome and dementia is less clear, but still suggestive(5,6,7). None of these conditions are caused exclusively by a lack of these chemicals, or can be entirely remedied by their application, but it’s becoming pretty obvious that some of our most persistent modern diseases are, at least in part, diseases of deficiency.

continued... George Monbiot

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