Happy Oceans Poster Photo Credit: Robin E. H. Ove, Display at Monterey Bay Aquarium
by Robin Ove

We are excited to present the inaugural issue of "W-E Digest"our quarterly online publication from World-Eats.org.

W-E Digest is designed to be a curated publication focusing on a single theme using a variety of media, from long form writings, images, video, and link reconnaissance.

Photo Credit: David Ove image from Monterey Bay Aquarium
Photo Credit: David Ove image from Monterey Bay Aquarium

W-E Digest invites you to sample our current passion, fish. Through the course of the last few months, we have cast our nets wide to harvest a feast for the eye and brain and our contributors have been so generous with their intellect, talent, and artistry. Please check out our Contributors page to get to know them.

This issue includes exclusive video from The Breach, the award-winning documentary from filmmaker Mark Titus, bringing to life of the last wild salmon runs beautifully filmed in Bristol Bay Alaska.

Our stories weave together different perspectives, from small hands nervously baiting a hook, teenagers working to save a billion oysters, chefs as champions, and by-catch in school lunches, followed by frank discussions about aqua farming.

In this premier issues we hope to provide you a snapshot into the current state of issues local and regional, and while many of our articles are North America specific, the questions asked and resources provided hopefully inspire you to investigate and question quality of the food we eat on a global scale, with your own local sensibilities.

The tide may be turning in consumer awareness and fishery management as Seafood Watch turns sixteen and we are seeing Sustainable Seafood labels at major grocery chains -- along side the organic aisles, restaurants dedicated to only serving sustainable seafood, and a rise in Community Support Fisheries (CFA.) However, we must remain diligent and vocal to save remaining resources like Bristol Bay, and demand transparency and action in government regulations to ensure the healthful quality of seafood products both wild and farmed and protect our oceans and waterways.

Please let us know your thoughts on this issue and join the conversation at world-eats.org. I can’t wait for what’s next, where we begin digging into DIRT, want to join us? Check out our Submissions page.

Photo Credit: Robin E. H. Ove Basil Seedlings
Photo Credit: Robin E. H. Ove Basil Seedlings

Dirt is Soil?

Same thing, right?


Dirt is the foundation for soil.

Soil is full of worms, and bugs, and other living stuff.

This is what makes your garden grow.

See what you just learned.

- Robin E. H. Ove is a founding member and editor with World-Eats.org