Alice Waters Gives Up Beloved Shark Fin

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Alice Waters, who caught flack from Bourdain for saying she’d eat shark-fin soup as a last meal, has thought better of it, per a press release quoted on Diner’s Journal: “Not long ago I learned that every year tens of millions of sharks, their fins brutally sliced off, are thrown back into the ocean to die, and that many shark species are now seriously threatened. I support Humane Society International’s efforts to end this unsustainable practice, and I encourage other chefs and culinary industry leaders to do the same.” Waters joins Philippe in seemingly being swayed by activists to stop serving shark fin.

Alice Waters: I’ll Pass on the Shark Fin After All, Thank You [Diner’s Journal/NYT]