Wouldn’t you pay an extra five or ten cents for a shirt at Target so that garment workers in American Samoa could have a minimum wage increase of fifty cents – to just $4.68 per hour?
A few weeks ago, an acquaintance of mine told me of a conversation she had with an “expert” she met while traveling. He had been studying the environmental impact of the BP oil spill that took place after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil
The headlines today: “Tuna linked to salmonella outbreak in 20 states” “Tuna linked to salmonella outbreak” “Sushi tuna linked to salmonella in 20 states” Am I the only one who finds this fishy? How can tuna have salmonella? Shouldn’t they be calling it tunaella? This
Punish the tuna merchants by withholding your money, and they’ll be less likely to hound the few remaining tuna into extinction.
We need strong action, from both the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas and the U.S. Congress, but even S. Res. 709, the resolution to urge the ICCAT to work faster, wasn’t finished on time.
Barbara Block of the Tuna Research and Conservation Center in Monterey, California, has just presented her findings on the bluefin tuna crisis at a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Boston. She warns, “Their population is on the brink of collapse, and it has happened on our watch, in my lifetime.”