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Two Hospitals Commit to Serving Only Sustainable Seafood

By Kerrieurban @itakepicsoffood
          It's not often that my two worlds collide (food blogging, and healthcare), so I had to share this article about two hospitals  in Washington (Overlake and Virginia Mason) that have committed to serving only sustainable seafood! 
        You can read the whole thing here but the rationale is that sustainable seafood is healthy for patients and also to our ecosystem. Hospitals' economic activity in Washington makes up about 18% of GDP, and Overlake hospital's executive chef estimated they go through about 500 pounds of Alaska Coho salmon every two weeks. An amount that sizable can absolutely make an impact!          If Washington can do it, it seems like something that would also be feasible in a city like Boston with both a huge concentration of large academic medical centers and an abundance of local seafood and suppliers.          Readers do you think this is feasible and reasonable to ask of hospitals? Should they focus on the environment in addition to their patients? Let me know in your comments!

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