September 7, 2008

I’M Not Giving Up Anchovies!

By Ken Oxley

IT doesn't pay to have a social conscience these days. I stopped buying factory-farmed chicken years ago. Then I insisted it had to be free-range eggs or nothing. Shortly after that, cod was off my shopping list because it had become an endangered species.

But I'll be damned if I'm going to sacrifice my love of anchovies on the altar of ethics.

According to the Marine Conservation Society, anchovies should now be avoided due to over-fishing.

The little salty fish tend to provoke the same reaction in people as Marmite and olives, in that you either love them or hate them.

But the problem for those of us who love them is that there really is no alternative. They're unique.

So I'm afraid I'm gambling on the conservation boffins being wrong. Besides, they haven't tasted my puttanesca sauce.

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