NFI Says Greenpeace to Issue Rank and Spank US Foodservice Listings as Early as Monday
SEAFOODNEWS.COM by John Sackton - August 18, 2016
According to NFI's Gavin Gibbons, Greenpeace is close to announcing a major new campaign to fund-raise off of a rank and spank approach to US Foodservice companies.
Similar to its retail rankings, Greenpeace scores companies in a subjective manner on on how ideologically close they are to the organization.
For example, their retail "red list" contains recommendations to avoid some of the most sustainable and certified seafood products on the planet, such as Alaska pollock. There is no scientific basis for this.
In fact, Greenpeace is very explicit in their desire to halt commercial sales of these species. They say on their website
"A crucial component of a responsible seafood operation is stopping the sale of the most destructively caught or endangered species. Greenpeace’s Red List is..
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