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The Rotting Underbelly of the Tasmanian Salmon Industry

Richard Flanagan



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26 April 2021
Is Tasmanian salmon one big lie?

In a triumph of marketing, the Tasmanian salmon industry has for decades succeeded in presenting itself as world’s best practice and its product as healthy and clean, grown in environmentally pristine conditions. What could be more appealing than the idea of Atlantic salmon sustainably harvested in some of the world’s purest waters?

But what are we eating when we eat Tasmanian salmon?

Toxic, Richard Flanagan’s exposé of the salmon farming industry in Tasmania, is chilling. In the way that Rachel Carson took on the pesticide industry in her 1962 groundbreaking book Silent Spring, Flanagan tears open an industry that is as secretive as its practices are destructive and its product disturbing.

From the burning forests of the Amazon to the petrochemicals you aren’t told about to the endangered species being pushed to extinction, and from synthetically pink-dyed flesh to seal bombs... If you care about what you eat, if you care about the environment, this is a book you need to read.

Toxic is set to become a landmark book of the 21st century.
By:   Richard Flanagan
Imprint:   Penguin
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 196mm,  Width: 130mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   216g
ISBN:   9781761044373
ISBN 10:   1761044370
Publication Date:   26 April 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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