We spend a significant amount of our eco-debating time talking about how the food we as human’s eat can negatively impact the environment. Substantially less time is spent engaging with other modes of consumption that we facilitate. In discussing sustainable seafood, we focus on our direct consumption of fish, often ignoring that over 50% of the forage fishing industry goes to feeding pets and livestock.
A recent op-ed from Paul Greenberg at the New York Times made me aware of the issue. Since then I’ve learned of amazing new age food companies offering vegan cat food, vegetarian pet food and dynamic movements to revolutionise animal feed. If you’re interested in more information on the current state of animal feed regulation, there’s an interesting primer here.