I think it might be worth taking a moment to point out that Alton Brown is completely full of shit:
Alton Brown’s doing penance: That’s what the Good Eats star tells Grist’s Roz Cummins in an interview; according to the article, “his TV show would begin focusing on sustainability issues: how crops are grown and animals are raised.” Brown says, “I’ve been busy being clever, but now I want to use what credibility I may have to help people think about sustainability.”
Fantastic. Good for him. But:
Brown says, somewhat weirdly, that the police motto “to serve and protect” will be his new approach to cooking and eating. And then, when the topic turns to overfishing, the interview takes a truly strange turn: “Somebody needs to sink the Japanese tuna fleet,” Brown says. “Everyone’s willing to point the finger, but nobody’s willing to pull the trigger.” So Cummins—“[s]urprised by such a rash declaration, and wanting to present a more effective, lasting, and peaceful alternative”—asks him if he’d be willing to crew on a Greenpeace boat. “‘Yes! Absolutely!’ he answered.”
I am confident that the Japanese tuna fleet is perpetrating all sorts of crimes against the planet. But it's convenient for Alton that he chooses an adversary both remote and telegenic, instead of, say, looking in on stablemate Paula Deen's pig hell. Considering his track record as a histrionic scenery-chewer incapable of not mugging, it's not surprising that he went this route. Brace yourself for Alton Brown doing live shots from the bridge of the PT-109 -- I'll be on the porch reading a book.