Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Organization Sues to Get Bluefin Tuna Endangered Species Protection

Posted By on Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 7:00 AM

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The Center for Biological Diversity is suing the National Marine Fisheries Service for failing to protect Atlantic bluefin tuna after the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. In a press release the agency states that the species has been threatened by overfishing, with the oil spill endangering breeding grounds. The suit requests endangered species status for the tuna.

Bluefin might get a red light at Whole Foods. According to the Associated Press the grocery chain is working with the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Blue Ocean Institute to create a simple system to inform customers about their seafood's sustainability. It's based on traffic light colors.

A sweetener by any other name ... Time reports that the Corn Refiners of America wants to change the name of high fructose corn syrup to "corn sugar", based on their argument that it's no different than cane sugar.

Dress fresh! The Consumerists visits the Project Subway fashion show in Chicago, where Subway trash is recycled into haute couture.

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