A new Waitrose opened in our local town of August 8, and we shall be going there in future for all our fish. I don’t mean to make light of the efforts the other local supermarkets have put into selling fish from sustainable sources, but Waitrose has made a commitment that, by the end of… Continue reading
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Sustainable fish – not what it says on the label
The BBC’s Stephen Evans was right to go after untrue labels of packets of fish – “Mislabelled fish slip into Europe’s menus”, April 2nd, 2013. The issue is fresh in the listener’s mind after the horsemeat scandal. (The Daily Mail ran a similar investigative story on fish in 2011.) There is a separate conservation point… Continue reading →
McDonald’s Filet-o-Fish: could it win an Olympic gold for sustainablity?
What did the joyous, good-natured Olympic torch-bearing carnival that passed through my local town of Aylesbury this week have to do with saving the planet, or even little parts of it? I counted a dozen police motorcyclists, half as many police cars, official torch support vehicles and a convoy of big promotional sponsors’ trucks. And… Continue reading →
“Do you want sustainability with that?” – How a humble chippie went green
While we wait for governments and big business to take the necessary big initiatives on climate change and sustainability that are really going to move us forward in this worrying area, some small businesses are just getting on with it. Add them all up, and the significance of these individual actions is still tiny…. Continue reading →
How sustainable is your restaurant’s fish dish?
How much should you care about where the fish you are served in a restaurant comes from? And how much do you find out about this from the menu, the serving staff and the restaurants website? The answer to the first question is: a lot. And to the second: not much at all. When… Continue reading →