12/16/2010 1:00 PM ET |
Filed under: Fish
If you're buying fish at the seafood counter and don't have your sustainable seafood, don't depend on the grocery store to let you know what is environmentally-friendly.
“People often think that if they buy seafood with an eco-label, it’s automatically a good choice,” said Wenonah Hauter, executive director of Food & Water Watch.
Labels that say "sustainably harvested" or "environmentally produced" may seem like a better option, but it's misleading. There is no regulated definition for sustainablility.
“Consumers aren’t told that these labels often have a ‘pay to play’ aspect,” added Marianne Cufone, director of Food & Water Watch’s fish program. "We need government standards. And they need to be rigorous so consumers can make truly informed decisions about what seafood to buy.”
It seems to be a completely reasonable request.
Tags: seafood, sustainability