Greenpeace Lauds Sustainable Seafood Retailers: Whole Foods, Wegmans, Hy-Vee, Safeway, Target

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Greenpeace Lauds Sustainable Seafood Retailers: Whole Foods, Wegmans, Hy-Vee, Safeway, Target

by Vikas Vij
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U.S. #grocery chains continue developing robust #sustainable #seafood policies http://bit.ly/1fjvmgI via @Justmeans

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 4:00pm

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The world’s ocean life is getting depleted rapidly. Nearly 90 percent of all large, predatory fish have vanished forever from the world’s oceans. According to Ocean Wise, the only solution is to turn back from the brink, and to begin consuming seafood in a sustainable manner.

Greenpeace has tracked the global fishing industry as well as seafood retailers for many years to assess the progress toward sustainable seafood. In its ninth edition of the “Carting Away the Oceans” report, Greenpeace says that significant progress has occurred since the report was launched in 2008. Many of the largest seafood retailers in the U.S. are developing robust sustainable seafood policies, increasing transparency for the consumers’ benefit, and supporting important reforms in the industry.

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Vikas is a staff writer for the Sustainable Development news and editorial section on Justmeans. He is an MBA with 20 years of managerial and entrepreneurial experience and global travel. He is the author of "The Power of Money" (Scholars, 2003), a book that presents a revolutionary monetary economic theory on poverty alleviation in the developing world. Vikas is also the official writer for an international social project for developing nations "Decisions for Life" run in collaboration between the ILO, the University of Amsterdam and the Indian Institute of Management.

Keywords: Responsible Production & Consumption | Ahold | Environment | Food Politics | Giant Eagle | Greenpeace | Hy-Vee | Justmeans | Safeway | Target | Wegmans

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