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Greenpeace Ranks Co-Op Tops For Environment-Conscious Fish Buyers

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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, April 25, 2011

Terese Hollander Esperas is the educational manager at the Natural Foods Co-op. She says the co-op scored the highest in the state because of its seafood buying policy, which is based on a sustainability color code. 

0425JM Co-op2HOLLANDER ESPERAS: "We have a very very strict policy that we will only buy seafood that is in the green or in the yellow, which is proceed with caution." 

Esperas says the co-op doesn't carry any fish from the red list.  That includes seafood that's overfished, or caught in an environmentally unfriendly fashion.   She says the co-op labels every piece of fish with the country of origin and the catch method.  Esperas says the co-op also suggests environmentally friendly options. 
HOLLANDER ESPERAS: "If you like orange rough, why not try halibut.  If you like farmed salmon, why not try wild salmon."
Greenpeace considers all of these practices when ranking grocers.
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