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Madison Ward

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Smart Seafood Choices

Ocean Farming

I will visit seafoodwatch.org or download the app and commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean.

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Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

I will enjoy 1 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

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    Madison Ward 4/09/2020 10:38 AM
    Madison Ward 
    Seafoodwatch.org
    Drawdown Ecochallenge: One-time Challenge 
     
     
    As consumers we can conserve our ocean life by taking the proper steps. On the website under the link “What Consumers Can Do” it states, “ Let your favorite businesses know that ocean-friendly seafood’s on your shopping list.”  The website gives examples of different seafood’s that are sustainable, one that stuck out to me was the sushi. I’m a big sushi fan and wanted to see a more sustainable way to eat sushi to ensure I’m contributing to our ocean-life conservation.  California Rolls are by far my favorite sushi item, when looking up what fish are sustainable when making California rolls these were given: Skate, Squid, Sea bass, Sea Cucumber, Mussels, Lobster, Flounder, and Crab. Looking further into each one I chose crab because I like that the most in my California rolls, it states that “Most crab from Alaska is a ‘Best Choice,’ and crab caught on the U.S. West Coast is a ‘Good Alternative.’” The crab section lists a lot of good, sustainable places to get crab; however, it also lists unsustainable places such as: blue crab from Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, both Carolinas, Texas and Virginia along with many others based on the type of crab you’re looking for. This really opened my eyes and helped me think about if my seafood is sustainable before buying or ordering it. 
     
  • Reflection Question
    Food Smart Seafood Choices
    Many states and countries have advisories on eating fish. Find out what is advised for your region. Do you think your diet choices fall within these guidelines? What steps do you need to take to make sure that they do?

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    Madison Ward 4/09/2020 10:36 AM
    In the Southeast there is an advisory against clams and oysters. The advisory doesn't cut out the consumption all together but it does advise that you don't eat large amounts due to the possibility of chemicals or illness causing bacteria. I believe my diet choices fall within these guidelines because I do not like clams or oysters. I personally don't need to take any further steps to stay within guidelines; however, for those that do like oysters and clams I would suggest limiting the amount eaten. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Smart Seafood Choices
    Many states and countries have advisories on eating fish. Find out what is advised for your region. Do you think your diet choices fall within these guidelines? What steps do you need to take to make sure that they do?

    Madison Ward's avatar
    Madison Ward 4/09/2020 10:36 AM
    In the Southeast there is an advisory against clams and oysters. The advisory doesn't cut out the consumption all together but it does advise that you don't eat large amounts due to the possibility of chemicals or illness causing bacteria. I believe my diet choices fall within these guidelines because I do not like clams or oysters. I personally don't need to take any further steps to stay within guidelines; however, for those that do like oysters and clams I would suggest limiting the amount eaten. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Smart Seafood Choices
    Many states and countries have advisories on eating fish. Find out what is advised for your region. Do you think your diet choices fall within these guidelines? What steps do you need to take to make sure that they do?

    Madison Ward's avatar
    Madison Ward 4/09/2020 10:36 AM
    In the Southeast there is an advisory against clams and oysters. The advisory doesn't cut out the consumption all together but it does advise that you don't eat large amounts due to the possibility of chemicals or illness causing bacteria. I believe my diet choices fall within these guidelines because I do not like clams or oysters. I personally don't need to take any further steps to stay within guidelines; however, for those that do like oysters and clams I would suggest limiting the amount eaten. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    Why do people in richer countries eat more meat than people in other places? How does eating more meat affect our bodies, our planet, and other people?

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    Madison Ward 4/09/2020 10:32 AM
    People in richer countries eat more meat because meat is typically more expensive than most other foods. Although a source of meat benefits the body it can also harm the body if eaten too often. Meat, specifically red meat, can cause heart diseases, diabetes, and obesity if eaten too often. Not only does eating too much meat affect our bodies but it can also affect the planet. Eating too much meat can increase the amount of greenhouse gases being emitted into the atmosphere which could then affect other people as well.  



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    Madison Ward 3/29/2020 7:17 PM
    I’ve noticed since eating one meatless meal a day I’ve had a craving for more fruit and vegetables instead of wanting to eat meat. 

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    Madison Ward 3/19/2020 5:36 AM
    I’ve been working a lot at Olive Garden so I’ve been eating a lot of salad lately. 

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    Madison Ward 3/05/2020 8:10 AM
    I've eaten more fruit and vegetables and I've noticed I've been drinking more water as well.

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    Madison Ward 2/25/2020 8:25 AM
    I've been eating a lot of fruits and drinking meal replacement smoothies for breakfast to ensure I have at least one meatless meal a day