Thursday, June 27, 2013

I can't decide if Western Civilization is decadent or resourceful

So I was at Whole Foods this morning just grabbing a roll for lunch, and outside I saw Lobster Compost.


Compost made from lobsters. How decadent is our society that we buy lobsters to just throw them on the ground?

I googled it when I got to the office and felt slightly better about it (I actually figured this was what it was in the store) - it's made from the remains of the lobster - the shell, etc. So maybe we're not decadent at all and we're just being resourceful.

But it was selling in Whole Foods so I'm leaning towards decadent.


  1. On the bright side of things, hopefully the lobsters were largely consumed before what was left of them was made into compost...

  2. FWIW, in the mid-to-late 19th century, lobster was regarded as a "trash" sea creature, eaten mostly by the poor and often just thrown away (used as compost).

  3. Make that "early-to-mid 19th century"


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