Watch What You Eat

Can consumer power save the planet?

The scene: a couple is ordering dinner in a restaurant. The husband goes first. "Hmm, nice menu. I think I'll have the Chilean sea bass."

"Harry! Remember the ad in the New York Times saying that when those ships net sea bass, they kill millions of birds."

"Oh, right, maybe the swordfish then."

"No! They're being fished to extinction. Didn't you hear about the boycott?"

"O.K. I'll go with the vegetable platter. What can be wrong with corn?"

"Are you kidding? Genetically modified corn may kill monarch butterflies."

"May I at least have a salad? I have to eat before we...

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