For years, the seafood industry has taken flack from many sides, primarily for regulatory issues that result in overfishing, illegal fishing, long supply chains, and a lack of transparency. The livelihood of local fishermen is often drowned by large corporations; such is the modern-day struggle of ‘the little guy.’ Many of the industry’s loudest critics are marine scientists. Thus, it is refreshing to find one such critic actually doing something about it. Meet Dr. Kim Selkoe, a marine ecology Ph.D. who is changing how folks in and around Santa Barbara, California consume fish.
Organic superfoods are trending in 2019, especially in free-spirited La La Land, where the mild climate and surrounding landscape of mountains meeting sea inspire many to pursue a healthy and active lifestyle. The Mattole River Valley, located several hours up the coast from LA, boasts an untouched coastline in the shadows of the 4,000-foot King Mountain Range. Its bountiful, unadulterated beauty became the inspiration for a brand rooted in respect for all things raw and organic. Mattole Valley Naturals uses only the best organic, grass-fed, wild-harvested ingredients in their products, avoiding growth hormones, antibiotics, herbicides, pesticides, and gluten.