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Mark Gold, president of environmental protection group Heal the Bay, has a difficult time dining with his brother: LA Weekly's Jonathan Gold, eater of whale. "I have gone to dim sum in San Gabriel when he tried to order shark fin soup. I said OMDB! I went to a restaurant with him in Chicago when he was the lead grub guy at Gourmet magazine. There, he nearly ordered wild-caught sturgeon until I complained vociferously...If only Jonathan focused on sustainable seafood for a year, imagine the positive impact he’d have on local restaurants and the dietary choices of the food obsessed." J. Gold responds to his bro: "The purity of my diet cannot be said to approach your daily menu of beef, diet root beer and pre-shredded cheese, although it does have its consolations." [Spouting Off; previously]