Posted by: lisetta | May 12, 2008

Tuna in olive oil

Sadly, I’ve neglected to go grocery shopping yet again. Unable to bear the thought of eating another deli sandwich for lunch, I opened my cupboard this morning to find a can of Genova Tonno. I decided to eat it with some French haricots verts, basmati rice and diced fresh tomato. It was the perfect lunch. 

This brand is produced by Chicken of the Sea®: another big player in the food industry; around since 1914. Their website makes the following pledge:

Since 1914, Chicken of the Sea International has operated with concern for the world’s environment, oceans and for our precious natural resources.

The oceans make up over 70 percent of the earth’s surface and contain 97 percent of the earth’s water. Our oceans’ health and sustainability are a priority for Chicken of the Sea.

We do this because we depend on our oceans and it’s the right thing to do. We support practices that ensure sustainability of our business and our oceans. The environment is for future generations and we must promote responsible stewardship of our oceans’ resources. 

Don’t you always wonder about the veracity of these pledges? 

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Responses

  1. Of course!! I think they’re intentionally vague. At the same time, it is true that if they overfish and engage in other harmful practices, they are hurting their business, so if there’s something in it for them…

  2. Tuna plant in Tema Ghana
    This website interesting
    http://www.dol.gov/esa/whd/AS/sec3.htm


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