Posted by: Lawyer Sanders | August 6, 2009

Kentucky environmental attorney Sanders says Giant Food is moving to sustainable seafood and ocean conservation.

 

Attorney Sanders says, "Giant Foods should be congratulated on this decision!"

Attorney Sanders says, "Giant Foods should be congratulated on this decision!"

In a welcomed good news story, Giant Food, is working in cooperation with the New England Aquarium, to increase access to sustainable seafood available from seafood farms, hatcheries and processing plants that follow a program of environmental improvement and social consciousness. The New England Aquarium is a recognized international leader in ocean conservation, education, and research.

Members of the Giant Food seafood buying team, alongside a New England Aquarium shrimp specialist, traveled to Indonesia and Thailand to collaborate with Giant Food’s shrimp vendor partners on environmental improvements. By doing so, this gives Giant and the New England Aquarium a way to identify “best practices” within individual businesses and work toward applying these practices to all vendors.

This program reflects a nearly decade-long commitment to improve, strengthen and expand a sustainable seafood program, centering on the creation of a 10-point policy for seafood purchasing and sales based on social, ecological and economic considerations.

Giant Food no longer sells Chilean sea bass, orange roughy, or any shark species because of the environmental concerns surrounding these fisheries.  Instead, it promote items such as Pacific long-line-caught cod, farmed Arctic char, and farmed tilapia that come from well-managed fisheries and farms.

For additional information on Giant’s sustainable seafood efforts, consumers can visit http://www.giantfood.com/living_well/healthy_living/seafood.htm.

Giant Food LLC, headquartered in Landover, MD, operates 181 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia.. For more on Giant, visit www.giantfood.com.

Hello Kroger Headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio?  Are you guys listening?

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