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Nigella Lawson Among Celebrity Chefs Using Endangered Fish

Written by Vegetarian Star on November 4th, 2013 in Chefs, Food & Drink, pescatarian.

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A report has been released by researchers who follow celebrities, though not necessarily because they admire them.

Scientists at York University examined recipes from several chefs from 2007 to 2012 and found Nigella Lawson, as well as popular chefs like Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay, using less than sustainable species in their dishes.

“Celebrity chefs have so much influence on consumers but with that influence comes a level of responsibility,” said Dr. Bryce Stewart of the university’s environmental department.

When browsing recipes and other cooking recommendations, researchers compared the chefs’ choices to guidelines set by the Marine Conservation Society and whether or not there is any mention of choosing sustainable fish in the cookbook.

While the news is discouraging to some pescatarians who are interested in sustainability, it’s good to know that there are some chefs who do advocate sustainable fish and are using their name to promote doing so.

Chefs like Food Network’s Cat Cora have joined groups like the Humane Society of the United States to boycott using fish that are endangered or sourced from areas with unsustainable fishing practices.

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