Wasteful westerners aren't eating fish heads and tails, so they're going to need to change that, according to the U.N.:
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization recently called out the absurdity of this waste, suggesting it's time to get more fish heads on people's plates.
"We must ensure that these byproducts are not wasted," Audun Lem, chief of FAO's products, trade and marketing branch, said in a statement.
Well, as a general rule, they aren't wasted; they're simply not eaten. It doesn't seem as though it should be the business of the boys at the U.N. to decide that people need to eat the byproducts rather than use them in fertilizers and fish-oil capsules. Sure, fish-head soup may be popular in Asia, along with fish-head curries, and in some places they fry up fish tails and snack on them like potato chips.
That doesn't mean that everybody should do it. Whatever happened to that big emphasis on the importance of celebrating diversity? Oh, right - we're the ones who need to change.