Erin Blasko | April 6, 2019
Best-selling author and ocean conservationist Paul Greenberg will talk about the multibillion-dollar omega-3 industry, the subject of his latest book, on April 9 (Tuesday) at the University of Notre Dame.
The event, including a reception and book signing, will take place at 7 p.m. in 102 DeBartolo Hall. It is free and open to the public.
“Paul Greenberg is a champion of the world’s oceans. He has done perhaps more than any other writer or educator to draw attention to the connection between ocean health, human health and planetary health,” said Debra Javeline, a professor in the Department of Political Science at Notre Dame who specializes in mass political behavior and the politics of climate change adaptation. “All those interested in sustainability, food politics, nutrition and thriving fish-filled waters will benefit from hearing Greenberg’s voice.”
Omega-3 fatty acids have long been celebrated by doctors and dietitians as key to a healthy heart and sharper mind. In the past few decades, that promise has been encapsulated in fish oil pills, one of America’s most popular dietary supplements. Greenberg’s latest book, “The Omega Principle: Seafood and the Quest for a Long Life and Healthier Planet,” investigates the industry behind these “miracle” pills and the collision between the survival of the ocean ecosystem and the human quest for health and long life at all costs.
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