Casson Trenor discusses his work in the Sustainable Sushi movement in this TEDxSF talk. Learn how your dining decisions impact the health of our oceans in this talk and his book Sustainable Sushi: A Guide to Saving the Oceans One Bite at a Time.
In Vegan is Love, Ruby Roth explains that our decisions–big and small–can make a huge impact on the welfare of our planet in the long run. Casson Trenor is no vegan, but when he applied for Greenpeace fresh out of graduate school, he was asked “would you die to protect our oceans?”
While obstructing the path of the world’s on factory whaling processing ship at sea, Casson realized that he wasn’t willing to die for the ocean after all. Fortunately, there are other ways everyone can help protect the ocean.
From the individuals actively fighting against destructive fishing practices out at sea to the conscious diners back home who choose to eat sustainably, Casson Trenor shows us how all of our decisions really make all the difference for the future of our oceans when it comes to eating fish, namely, sushi.
“The Japanese have a saying–Itadakimasu–which literally translates as, ‘I take your life.’ While today it is a polite thing to say before any meal, the phrase is rooted in an acknowledgement that often, one creature dies for another’s survival. Maintaining an awareness of this maxim is imperative for the responsible consumer.” – Casson Trenor, Sustainable Sushi.
Watch Casson’s TEDxSF talk to learn more about his work with spreading the sustainable sushi movement.