Grocery Stores go Sustainable

Sustainable seafood is going mainstream – and that’s a very good thing for our oceans. Montreal-based Metro, which has stores in Ontario and Quebec, is the latest grocery chain to make a commitment to sell only sustainable fish. The goal is to have the policy in effect at all of the company’s Metro, Food Basics, and Super C stores by June 2011.

According to an article in The Tyee,

Metro said it will only purchase fish whose renewal is ensured given their individual stocks and catch rates.

Fisheries and aquafarms supplying the chain will be forced to prove that they use sustainable fishing methods.…[read full article]

The move comes just after BC’s Overwaitea chain made a similar promise recently to only buy its farmed salmon from land-based farms. Previously, Walmart, Walmart Canada, and Loblaw have all made commitments to sell only sustainable seafood.

Question of the Day: Does knowing that some grocery store chains sell only sustainable seafood make you want to shop there over somewhere that doesn’t, even when you are not buying fish?

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