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Greenpeace Scores Supermarkets on Commitment to Sustainable Seafood And Brings Some Good News

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Greenpeace has released its annual “Carting Away The Oceans” report, which scores supermarkets on their commitment to sustainable seafood. In an era in which there is constant discussion about the poor state of our oceansGreenpeace’s report [pdf] actually has some good news. The introduction reads:

“…[W]e truly do have more good news than bad news to report. There is still a great deal of work to be done, but let’s take a minute to raise a glass in acknowledgement of some of the truly remarkable stories of this past year.”

This is the seventh year that Greenpeace has produced a report. Due to its rigorous seafood policy, Whole Foods was given the top ranking this year — the first time since 2008. The report also commended the level of transparency at Wegmans and Harris Teeter, among others. Here’s a look at the full results:

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More chains than ever participated in Greenpeace’s survey this year. So while the measurement tools for evaulating seafood sustainability might still not be perfect, both consumers and retailers clearly are starting to care more about this issue.

Author: Daniela

I will forever be grateful that, early in life, I was introduced to the utility and beauty of hand crafted products - from the symbolic motifs sewn into the coarse linen fabric of Croatian traditional wear to the colorful Kilim carpets that decorated the parquet floors in my grandmother's living room. I treasure the memories of my grandfather teaching me how to protect myself against the "evil eye," the smell of the flower stalls in the open air market where my grandmother bought produce early every morning for the day’s meals, and the summers spent at my great grandmother's where the village wags would come to gossip over thick, black Turkish coffee in the cool stone kitchen. Someone noted that "For all of us that want to move forward, there are a very few that want to keep the old methods of production, traditions and crafts alive." I am a fellow traveler with those who value the old traditions and folk wisdom. I believe the knowledge they possess can contribute significantly to our efforts to build a more sustainable world - one that values the individual over the corporation, conservation over growth and happiness over wealth.

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