Thursday, February 10, 2011

Canadian Canned Tuna Tough Talk

Greenpeace Canada named their top 14 sustainable canned tunas. This may be good news for those seeking sustainable canned tuna but Greenpeace does not exactly let anyone off the hook. Ongoing vigilance and a heavy does of skepticism seems de rigueur.

“The destructive practices used to catch most tuna in Canadian stores means consumers could be getting more than they bargained for,” said Sarah King, Greenpeace oceans campaigner.

“If consumers knew of the wasted marine life and imperiled tuna caught to produce their can of tuna, they might think twice at the supermarket. Canned tuna is a staple in many Canadian homes and is found in every supermarket chain, but that could change if tuna sourcing doesn’t.”

Read Greenpeace's report here.

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