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2016 Tuna Guide

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Brazilian supermarket giant Pão de Açúcar stops buying deforestation beef

Posted by Richardg — 1 April 2016 at 12:09pm - Comments
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Activists in Sao Paulo put stickers on beef saying 'do you know where your beef comes from?'

Great news: Pão de Açúcar – one of Brazil’s major supermarket chains – has finally agreed to stop stocking beef linked to forest destruction. It's a huge victory for Brazilian consumers, who joined Greenpeace's campaign in their thousands - but it's also big deal for the planet. Here's why.

The final countdown: we’re on the road to clean tuna

Posted by Ariana Densham — 13 June 2014 at 1:15pm - Comments
Skipjack Tuna in East Pacific Ocean
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Skipjack Tuna in East Pacific Ocean

If they thought they had avoided Greenpeace’s scrutiny, they were wrong. For the first time, we are checking what’s in the tuna tins in Aldi, Lidl, Ocado, Iceland, Budgens and Booths. They join a growing list of supermarkets we’ve surveyed about the tuna they use in their tins, and how it’s caught. 

Skipjack Tuna in East Pacific Ocean
Skipjack Tuna in East Pacific Ocean
Skipjack Tuna in East Pacific Ocean

Greenpeace expands reach of tinned tuna investigation

Last edited 13 June 2014 at 10:48am
13 June, 2014

Today Greenpeace has announced the new phase in its effort to rid the UK’s supermarket shelves of tinned tuna caught using unsustainable fishing methods that kill turtles, sharks and rays.

The campaigners have launched a new survey of all the major retailers, which for the first time includes the discounter stores, Aldi and Lidl. And the reach of the campaign will now extend to Iceland, Ocado, Booths and Budgens which will all face Greenpeace’s scrutiny for the first time.

Great news on tuna from UK supermarkets

Posted by Ariana Densham — 23 May 2014 at 11:45am - Comments
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Green turtle swimming in the Maldives

Can you see the sharks shaking their tail fins and turtles clapping their flippers? CAN you?!

They’re doing their happy dance because of the recent good news from Asda. 

The supermarket – which is part of the global Walmart group - has committed to applying the same sustainability standards to all the brands of tinned tuna they sell, not just their own brand.

Name that tuna

Posted by Willie — 30 April 2014 at 1:51pm - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: Willie Mackenzie / Greenpeace

Tuna are fish, and they are wild animals. But to many people, they are simply understood as food. It can be a bit confusing when the short hand of ‘tuna’ is used, as it covers a whole family of species, from the relatively-tiddly and widespread skipjack, right up to the majestic but beleaguered bluefins.

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