Saturday, April 16, 2011

Best grocery stores for sustainable seafood

From Smart Planet, news about where to shop for seafood that we can feel good about eating.

It’s getting warmer, which means more of us will be dragging out the barbecue and more of us will be visiting the seafood counter in our local grocery store for some fresh fish steaks. Greenpeace wants to give you pause before you fire up the grill. The environmental advocacy group has updated its “Carting Away the Oceans” report and Supermarket Seafood Sustainability Scorecard, with Safeway (including Von’s) claiming the top spot.

Target, which was first last year, slipped an itsy bit into second place in a tie with the Wegmans organization. Rounding out the top five are Whole Foods and Ahold (Stop & Shop, Giant). The top five companies actually were the same last year, just in a slightly different order.

The good news, according to Greenpeace, is that most of the major supermarket chains become more vigilant — lest they risk the ire of consumers. But there are still five organizations that Greenpeace feels have been blase in their attention to the seafood issue. Those companies are Giant Eagle, Publix, Supervalue, Winn-Dixie and Meijer. In reality, none of the companies ranked on the list get a really good score. Safeway managed 64.61 out of a possible 100; Target and Wegmens are RIGHT behind with 63.74 out of 100.

Check your supermarket’s score!

Go here to read the whole article.

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