180px-Atlantic_codThis story will be familiar to Fife Diet followers. The important aspect related here is how our food system undermines the local economy here in Scotland:

“Cod caught off Scotland is being sent on a 10,000-mile round trip to China and back again to be filleted for supermarkets, shops and fish suppers. The globe-trotting trek has been condemned as “madness” and “ridiculous” by Scottish fish producers, fishermen and environmentalists. And it happens despite pledges by supermarkets and food producers to reduce their pollution and food miles.

Hugh Raven, director of Soil Association Scotland, comments: “Surely it would make more sense to process the fish here. Something’s wrong with a food system in which cod caught off Scotland is transported to China and then back to be eaten.”

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