Paul Greenberg


Paul Greenberg
Paul Greenberg
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Paul Greenberg is the author of The New York Times bestseller Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food, which has been published throughout Europe and Asia and was picked by The New York Times and The New Yorker as a notable book of 2010.

Omega-3 fatty acids found in seafood are recognized as beneficial to human health, contributing to neural development, preventing heart disease, and leading to a healthier human population. People typically obtain these nutrients from fish and dietary supplements made from menhaden, krill, and other forage fish (small schooling species that play a critical role in the marine food web as prey for larger fish, seabirds, and marine mammals).

With his Pew fellowship, Greenberg researched and wrote The Omega Principle: Seafood and the Quest for a Long Life and a Healthier Planet, which was published July 2018. The book investigates marine food webs and the threats they face from overfishing, depletion of forage species, ocean acidification, and a warming climate. He explored the need to decrease the use of forage fish to feed terrestrial animals and humans and presented options for obtaining an ecologically sound omega-3-rich human diet from more sustainable sources.

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