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Here's one you may have missed from the Earth Times. It would appear that The Environmental Defense Fund isn't just in the business of offering consumers wallet-sized seafood sustainability guides but it's also in the business of offering politicians money to testify during hearings.
Surprising, no... unfortunate, yes. We've been warning for months that Greenpeace was prepared to move from activism to vandalism in an effort to gain media attention for its failed retailer rankings campaign and today it has.
This morning 8 grocery stores in Toronto found themselves festooned with "crime scene" tape and posters that attacked their sustainability practices because they refused to abide by Greenpeace's arbitrary demands to remove certain fish from sale.
Let me start by saying we are not opposed to efforts to educate people about seafood sustainability. In fact sustainable seafood is the life blood of our community. It's important for consumers to understand that responsible members of the seafood community are the true stewards of sustainability. And their work contributes to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) assessment that in this country about 80% of the stocks are sustainably maintained.
What would you think if someone sent you a gift promoting a sushi pocket guide that was supposed to, among other things, help protect you from the perceived evils of things like mercury... but the gift itself featured a warning label that said it contained a chemical that might "cause cancer or birth defects?"
According to the Reuters blog that tracks and responds to reader reactions to mistakes, none of its 2,500 reporters have made a mistake that's been called too its attention in the last 6 days.
Wow, that's all I can say.
Here come the guides-- the Blue Ocean Institute, the Environmental Defense Fund and the Monterey Bay Aquarium have all launched sustainable sushi guides that not only conflict with red and green lists from other environmental lobbying groups but offer health advice too.
If they're talking about health advice for the oceans perhaps they've got a horse in this race but when it comes to human health I'll stick to doctors and dietitians.
It wasn't that long ago that NFI went head-to-head with the New York Times over its misuse of science and distortion of data in reporting about seafood.
"All of Thomson Reuters will also uphold the Reuters Trust Principles of integrity, independence and freedom from bias. This commitment is more than a source of pride. It is the core of who we are," that's from the Reuters code of ethics.
But this week when we asked Reuters to have a look at an article that we thought might just have violated its stated commitment to integrity we were greeted with deafening and defensive... silence.
There is no doubt the economic downturn is hurting everyone these days and apparently Greenpeace is no exception. Take a look below at a fundraising email that went out on Friday. Greenpeace is using an erroneous scare story that it concocted to goad supporters into forking over their hard earned money to help stem the tide of a crisis that it invented.
Wow, what can you say about PETA? The group whose leader famously said, "Even if animal research resulted in a cure for AIDS, we'd be against it" is at it again. This time it's launched an anti-fishing campaign targeted at kids. And the content is nothing short of ridiculous.