Feds Refuse to Give Bluefin Tuna Endangered Status

When government PR folks want to limit media coverage of a decision, they commonly announce it late in the day after deadlines have passed for media outlets. If they really don’t want us to know about something, they wait until as late as possible on a Friday. That this news release came on a Friday […]

Score One for Atlantic Bluefin Tuna–And for Consumer Outrage

Guido Rahr has the sort of gumption I wish I had. I reported a month ago that when Rahr saw endangered Atlantic bluefin tuna on the menu Sinju Restaurant in Portland, Ore., he spoke up. Rahr quietly asked the chef if he knew that the fish was nearly extinct and politely suggested that it should […]

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●Rainbow Warfare: Greenpeace Sets Sail to Save the Bluefin ●A Raw (Milk) Deal for Wisconsin Democracy ●Supermarket Giant to Fisheries: Clean Up, or We Won’t Buy from You ●Hot Dog! Hunt’s Takes High-Fructose Corn Syrup out of Ketchup   Bluefins’ Last Hope? Last fall, the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunaslived up to […]

Bye-Bye Bluefin

It was great while it lasted. This week, at a meeting in Qatar, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) took a big step toward making sure that Atlantic bluefin tuna will no longer be classified as endangered. Instead, the species soon may be classified as extinct. Under intense lobbying pressure from Japan, […]

It’s Good News Week: Score One for Atlantic Bluefin, Organic Milk Producers (and Consumers), and Red Snappers (yummmmm!)

Writing articles about food and sustainability is a hard job for a naturally chipper fellow. Happy endings are, sadly, few and far between. But in the last week or so, some very good news indeed has broken in relation to a couple of recent posts on this site. Let’s take a moment to celebrate. 1. […]