If you’re a chef, restaurant owner, or seafood buyer, half of your work involves offering your clients healthy, delicious food and educating them on the latest trends. On the flip side, what goes on behind the scenes in terms of sourcing has an even larger impact on what dishes your guests ultimately enjoy. Along with those bright, red organic tomatoes and free-range chickens, seeking out the highest quality sustainable seafood should be right at the top of your priority list.
We believe that it is essential that we all take deliberate actions not only on Earth Day, but everyday, to improve and protect our planet.
Here are five key actions that we stand by – we hope you’ll join us in protecting our beautiful planet, along with enjoying this delicious, ocean-friendly salmon recipe for Earth Day!
With the farm-to-table movement well underway, knowing the origins of our food has become easier over the past decade. For example, we know that buying organic blueberries at the local farmer’s market is a pretty safe bet. However, without full transparency, putting the puzzle pieces together can still be a difficult task.
Barton Seaver is an acclaimed chef, speaker, cookbook author, sustainable aquaculture advocate, and National Geographic Fellow (among other things, whew!) who works and resides in Maine. He recently sat down with us to explain how sustainability is interlinked across the environment, economy, cultures, and our health.
What’s The News?
At the beginning of the new year, we shared that Verlasso is committed to becoming an even greener and more sustainable aquaculture company. With this commitment in mind, there are many exciting changes we plan on implementing over the next few years.
One profound change is that we are in the process of working through details in an effort to seed new sites in Region XII of Magallanes.
Verlasso is moving its Chilean salmon farms and has enlisted TV personality Andrew Zimmern to document its sustainable aquaculture initiatives, the firm recently announced.
It’s that time of year again – a time to reflect and look ahead to a new year of possibilities. In that same vein, we recently asked Chef Andrew Zimmern what he’s focusing on in 2019. If you’ve ever seen the popular Travel Channel show Bizarre Foods, then you will know Chef Zimmern. Not only is he a James Beard Award-winning TV personality and chef, but he is also a writer, teacher, and star of Andrew Zimmern’s Driven by Food, The Zimmern List and Food Network’s Big Food Truck Tip.
While many Americans sit down everyday to a delicious and healthy meal, 40 million others in the U.S. struggle with putting food on the table – that’s a staggering 1 in 6 people.