Remember back in the 1980s, when people got worked up because tuna fishing was killing dolphins? The industry eventually changed, and consumers could return to their Starkist and Chicken of the Sea assured that the only thing that died for their tuna salad was the tuna. Ah, but apparently all is n ... More >>
Image viaOrange roughy, a species singled out for protection by Greenpeaceâ€‹Greenpeace has released its latest report on the sustainable-seafood efforts of major supermarkets.The bad news is that none of the major chains scored over 70 points on the 100-point scale, the mark for being considered a ... More >>
Photo from bbc dig itâ€‹After watching Anthony "No Reservations" Bourdain dine on warthog anus (yes, warthog anus), it seemed potentially instructive to search the web for other implausible anatomical snacks.It was.So, to honor Mr. Bourdain's adventurous palate, here's a compilation of the top eight ... More >>
The three largest meatpackers in Brazil veer away from environmentally unfriendly ranches. Food Safety News reports that the move to stop doing business with 221 ranches came after a Greenpeace report on cattle farming's effects of Amazon deforestation. The meatpacking industry intends to cut more e ... More >>
After pressure from consumers and activist groups, Trader Joe's opts to sell only sustainable seafood. The new policy will be fully in effect by the end of 2012. The Washington Post reports that Casson Trenor, senior markets campaigner for Greenpeace, said. "What we're seeing here is the transform ... More >>
The board of Anheuser-Busch meets to discuss the InBev offer. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) Owing to rising food costs, food producers want the EPA to waive requirements that crops be set aside for ethanol production. (Financial Times) The case of the stolen whale meat in Japan takes a (perhaps) unex ... More >>
Officials name the Chicago restaurant (two locations of a chain) responsible for a cluster of cases in the outbreak of salmonella in tomatoes. (Chicago Tribune) To combat inflation, Mexico freezes the price of 150 staple foods. (BBC News) After an error forced a revote, the House and Senate once a ... More >>
Bookplate reviews new(ish) food- and drink-related books. The Whale Warriors by Peter Heller isn't, technically, a book about food, but it's a book anyone concerned about the sustainability of what we eat should read. Its subject is the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, an organization founded and ... More >>
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