Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Killing Coral for Ice Cream

In example 48,000,000 of how industrialization fucks the planet, coral reefs are dying around the world because for the last several decades, industries and rich nations have convinced poor island nations to grow a particular kind of seaweed that produces carrageenan, a binder used in ice cream and a lot of other foods. So the next time you are enjoying your ice cream, remembering that you are driving species to extinction in the process.

But then what the hell does it matter anyway since climate change is altering the ph balance of the ocean and killing coral too.