By Tess Middleton, Fin Free Albury Wodonga
Can you believe it’s the end of March already?! Where has this year gone! As Easter is only a few days away I thought I would remind you of your sustainable seafood options for Good Friday (and any day of the year!)
Now I know I may sound like a broken record when I ask you to say no to flake but I promise I have my reasons! So let’s begin here.
Flake is shark meat. What shark can be the million dollar question as with the current processes there is no defined way to track from the ocean to the shop. Flake is a by-product of the shark fin trade and it works in 2 ways;
So this my friends is why I go on about flake, but it can also be the consumer who suffers as flake has been scientifically tested and found to contain the following chemicals:
The mercury levels alone in tested samples were found to contain levels 3 times higher than what is safe for human consumption, causing neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s and can even cause pregnant women to miscarry.
Now why order this when you have so many other options?! Here are more sustainable and healthy options for you:
Wishing you a lovely Flake Free Easter!