Tesco denies claims over unethical tuna

Oxford Mail: Tesco denies claims over unethical tuna Tesco denies claims over unethical tuna

Tesco has denied selling unethically caught tuna in its Oxford stores.

Environment campaigners said they found Tesco stores in the city selling canned tuna singled out for criticism by Greenpeace and in Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s Fish Fight TV programme.

Campaigners say the tuna is caught using methods that can kill sharks, rays and turtles.

Tesco spokesman Alasdair Gee dismissed the claims saying: “We moved much faster than many of our competitors to make sure our own-brand tuna is 100 per cent pole and line.

“We have also promised to use sustainable tuna in other products like pastas, sandwiches and salads.”

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10:19am Wed 5 Mar 14

The New Private Eye says...

Who cares? We have around 3 billion people to feed in this world, most of them in poverty, and a few rich people are moaning about how a fish is caught. Is this really about a fish, or an orchestrated campaign against TESCO?
Who cares? We have around 3 billion people to feed in this world, most of them in poverty, and a few rich people are moaning about how a fish is caught. Is this really about a fish, or an orchestrated campaign against TESCO? The New Private Eye
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11:01am Wed 5 Mar 14

online_reader says...

Problem is the way they catch the fish affects lots of other marine wildlife, which in turn affects the fish stocks, which feed a lot of people. It's relatively easy to avoid if it's well marked, but Tesco in particular are misleading us by implying that all their tuna is ethical. I found some of the O&P stuff in my cupboard last night, bought by accident because I didn't know. I'm not particularly green, but I do care enough to do simple things to not make things worse for the planet.
Problem is the way they catch the fish affects lots of other marine wildlife, which in turn affects the fish stocks, which feed a lot of people. It's relatively easy to avoid if it's well marked, but Tesco in particular are misleading us by implying that all their tuna is ethical. I found some of the O&P stuff in my cupboard last night, bought by accident because I didn't know. I'm not particularly green, but I do care enough to do simple things to not make things worse for the planet. online_reader
  • Score: 4

11:21am Wed 5 Mar 14

Andrew:Oxford says...

online_reader wrote:
Problem is the way they catch the fish affects lots of other marine wildlife, which in turn affects the fish stocks, which feed a lot of people. It's relatively easy to avoid if it's well marked, but Tesco in particular are misleading us by implying that all their tuna is ethical. I found some of the O&P stuff in my cupboard last night, bought by accident because I didn't know. I'm not particularly green, but I do care enough to do simple things to not make things worse for the planet.
The O&P Product has been defined as "dirty" by Greenpeace and Shuggy.

If you eat it, will you be "dirty" too?
[quote][p][bold]online_reader[/bold] wrote: Problem is the way they catch the fish affects lots of other marine wildlife, which in turn affects the fish stocks, which feed a lot of people. It's relatively easy to avoid if it's well marked, but Tesco in particular are misleading us by implying that all their tuna is ethical. I found some of the O&P stuff in my cupboard last night, bought by accident because I didn't know. I'm not particularly green, but I do care enough to do simple things to not make things worse for the planet.[/p][/quote]The O&P Product has been defined as "dirty" by Greenpeace and Shuggy. If you eat it, will you be "dirty" too? Andrew:Oxford
  • Score: 2

12:55pm Wed 5 Mar 14

King Joke says...

Andrew:Oxford wrote:
online_reader wrote:
Problem is the way they catch the fish affects lots of other marine wildlife, which in turn affects the fish stocks, which feed a lot of people. It's relatively easy to avoid if it's well marked, but Tesco in particular are misleading us by implying that all their tuna is ethical. I found some of the O&P stuff in my cupboard last night, bought by accident because I didn't know. I'm not particularly green, but I do care enough to do simple things to not make things worse for the planet.
The O&P Product has been defined as "dirty" by Greenpeace and Shuggy.

If you eat it, will you be "dirty" too?
No of course not, but the only influence we can have on the supply chain to clean up its act is to hit them in the pocket, they won't listen otherwise.
[quote][p][bold]Andrew:Oxford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]online_reader[/bold] wrote: Problem is the way they catch the fish affects lots of other marine wildlife, which in turn affects the fish stocks, which feed a lot of people. It's relatively easy to avoid if it's well marked, but Tesco in particular are misleading us by implying that all their tuna is ethical. I found some of the O&P stuff in my cupboard last night, bought by accident because I didn't know. I'm not particularly green, but I do care enough to do simple things to not make things worse for the planet.[/p][/quote]The O&P Product has been defined as "dirty" by Greenpeace and Shuggy. If you eat it, will you be "dirty" too?[/p][/quote]No of course not, but the only influence we can have on the supply chain to clean up its act is to hit them in the pocket, they won't listen otherwise. King Joke
  • Score: 1

3:32am Thu 6 Mar 14

The New Private Eye says...

online_reader wrote:
Problem is the way they catch the fish affects lots of other marine wildlife, which in turn affects the fish stocks, which feed a lot of people. It's relatively easy to avoid if it's well marked, but Tesco in particular are misleading us by implying that all their tuna is ethical. I found some of the O&P stuff in my cupboard last night, bought by accident because I didn't know. I'm not particularly green, but I do care enough to do simple things to not make things worse for the planet.
Could you please elaborate wiithout copying and pasting websites that have an interest and their own agenda. Catching Tuna in nets will feed the world far more cheaply but catch a few dolphins, cute as they are we don't eat them. Just think how many people an elephant would feed if we farmed them for food, but then we would have all the usual suspects out in force against it. We need to feed the starving billion, not pander to the organic food few, that are wealthy enough to be able to afford it.
[quote][p][bold]online_reader[/bold] wrote: Problem is the way they catch the fish affects lots of other marine wildlife, which in turn affects the fish stocks, which feed a lot of people. It's relatively easy to avoid if it's well marked, but Tesco in particular are misleading us by implying that all their tuna is ethical. I found some of the O&P stuff in my cupboard last night, bought by accident because I didn't know. I'm not particularly green, but I do care enough to do simple things to not make things worse for the planet.[/p][/quote]Could you please elaborate wiithout copying and pasting websites that have an interest and their own agenda. Catching Tuna in nets will feed the world far more cheaply but catch a few dolphins, cute as they are we don't eat them. Just think how many people an elephant would feed if we farmed them for food, but then we would have all the usual suspects out in force against it. We need to feed the starving billion, not pander to the organic food few, that are wealthy enough to be able to afford it. The New Private Eye
  • Score: 0

8:09am Thu 6 Mar 14

King Joke says...

The difference in price between normal and dolphin-friendly tuna is not so much that it restricts it to the priveleged few.

If we want to feed the starving billion we need to concentrate on arable crops - a far more efficient way of turning land and resources into protein than either farming or fishing.
The difference in price between normal and dolphin-friendly tuna is not so much that it restricts it to the priveleged few. If we want to feed the starving billion we need to concentrate on arable crops - a far more efficient way of turning land and resources into protein than either farming or fishing. King Joke
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