At 9pm on Monday, 7th October, BBC 2 showed a one hour programme called “What Britain Buys and Sells in a Day”, which featured the import and export trade in intensively farmed seafood, including the salmon which inevitably results in disease, lice infestation, and mass mortality.
It was gross, showing the huge overexploitation of marine creatures with comparatively little reference to sustainability into the future. For that one hour we saw an unremitting adulation of all that is wrong with our current, impossibly greedy way of living and trading. Shipping and flying all this marine produce, either farmed (fed on fish!), or from our beleaguered seas, simply emphasized the stupid, short-sighted consumer demand destroying nature and wasting endless aircraft flights across the planet to satisfy the appetite of a doomed species. Us.