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Travel Tip: Are You Eating Sustainable Fish? Here’s One Way to Find Out

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If you’re like me, you want to sample different local foods and cuisines every time you travel.

I’m not just talking about going out to eat.

I try to visit local supermarkets all over the world, to buy and sample some of what the locals eat.

Then I try to incorporate those foods into my plan when I shop back at home.

But how do you know what you’re really buying or if it’s good for you?

Whether traveling or not, there are some very helpful apps to determine what you’re buying, and whether it’s healthy or even downright dangerous—for you or the environment.

How good is an app that tells you right away if the food product meets any of the 60 indicators of sustainability?

One of my favorites—whether shopping at a grocery store or eating out—is Seafood Watch.

Developed by the folks at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Seafood Watch tells you what to order, and what to avoid, based on threatened or overfished species.

It’s also good at helping you identify intentionally mislabeled fish items.

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