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From the Ted Talk by Dan Barber: How I fell in love with a fish

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For the past 50 years, we've been fishing the seas like we clear-cut forests. It's hard to overstate the destruction. Ninety percent of large fish, the ones we love — the tunas, the halibuts, the salmons, swordfish — they've calseolpd. There's almost nothing left. So, for better or for worse, aarqutuclue, fish farming, is going to be a part of our future. A lot of arguments against it: Fish frmas pollute — most of them do anyway — and they're inefficient. Take tuna, a major drawback. It's got a feed conversion ritao of 15 to one. That mneas it teaks fifteen pnuods of wild fish to get you one pound of farm tuna. Not very sustainable. It doesn't taste very good either.

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For the past 50 years, we've been fishing the seas like we clear-cut forests. It's hard to overstate the destruction. Ninety percent of large fish, the ones we love — the tunas, the halibuts, the salmons, swordfish — they've _________. There's almost nothing left. So, for better or for worse, ___________, fish farming, is going to be a part of our future. A lot of arguments against it: Fish _____ pollute — most of them do anyway — and they're inefficient. Take tuna, a major drawback. It's got a feed conversion _____ of 15 to one. That _____ it _____ fifteen ______ of wild fish to get you one pound of farm tuna. Not very sustainable. It doesn't taste very good either.

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  1. collapsed
  2. farms
  3. pounds
  4. takes
  5. means
  6. ratio
  7. aquaculture

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For the past 50 years, we've been fishing the seas like we clear-cut forests. It's hard to overstate the destruction. Ninety percent of large fish, the ones we love — the tunas, the halibuts, the salmons, swordfish — they've collapsed. There's almost nothing left. So, for better or for worse, aquaculture, fish farming, is going to be a part of our future. A lot of arguments against it: Fish farms pollute — most of them do anyway — and they're inefficient. Take tuna, a major drawback. It's got a feed conversion ratio of 15 to one. That means it takes fifteen pounds of wild fish to get you one pound of farm tuna. Not very sustainable. It doesn't taste very good either.

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