Greenpeace releases seafood report card; Target now best for sustainability

From Green Right Now Reports

Greenpeace released its fourth seafood “sustainability scorecard” today, which showed that the supermarket chain Target has moved up from fourth place to receive the top ranking.

Wegmans, last year’s winner for best seafood sustainability practices, inched down to second place. Whole Foods Markets remained at third place.

Safeway and Ahold USA (Stop and Shop and Giant stores) rounded out the top five stores in the rankings, which rate the stores based on how well they are monitoring the seafood they sell to keep threatened and over-fished species off the market.

Label-reading, it could lead to other compulsions…

By Barbara Kessler
Green Right Now

Like so many environmentally aware, or environmentally “sensitive”, people, I am an inveterate label reader. I know the sugar and fiber content of an array of packaged foods, from Frosted Mini-Wheats (the high fiber somewhat redeems the sugar) to Haagen Daz (good flavor with that sat fat).

As with any addiction, there’s been some collateral damage to family relationships. Only the brave and highly motivated will go grocery shopping with me. And there’s been bleed over. Having read most of the labels, I’m seeking new highs by evaluating the packaging.

This week I was distressed to find that inside my large box of crackers (from Costco) were six more boxes of crackers, each containing the different variety promised on the main container box. I don’t know what I thought would be in there. Not a jumble of crackers. But it sure seemed like some sort of paper band could have held all these boxes together, instead of the extra outer box.