Sunday, December 24, 2006
Seattle tries a new hook to save salmon: A product label assures customers that farms and vineyards don't damage fish habitats
Los Angeles Times, December 2006
This is a city that takes its salmon very seriously - as a delicacy, and as a regional icon. Now a new citywide ad campaign is asking grocery shoppers to step up and do their part to save the salmon. The bus ads remind shoppers to look for the "Salmon-Safe" label, which blesses fresh locally produced eggs, milk, wine and produce. This label assures the customer that the agricultural practices of the farm or vineyard in question do not harm salmon habitat. It's a message that seems tailor-made for this city, where organic coffee shops, farmers markets and agricultural cooperatives flourish...
Friday, November 24, 2006
Seattle Post Intelligencer, November 2006
Eco-conscious shoppers have long known to buy local and buy organic. And Seattleites have a fair amount of local, organic produce to choose from at grocery stores and farmers markets. Now the latest local twist on the eco-labeling trend allows consumers to go a step further and buy vegetables, fruit, herbs and wine certified not to harm salmon. This week ads went onto local buses featuring one of the latest products to go "salmon-safe" -- eggs. Farmers such as Andy Wilcox, a fourth-generation egg and dairy farmer in Pierce County, are banking on consumers to look for foods bearing the salmon-safe label...
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
ll-organic landscape a goal for Kettle Foods: Salem company also is state's second to be Salmon-Safe
Salem Statesman Journal, May 2006
Thursday, March 23, 2006
Wilcox farm earns 'Salmon-Safe' label: egg producer earns distinction by combining agriculture, conservation
The Olympian, March 2006
Monday, January 23, 2006
The Olympian, January 2006
Sunday, March 21, 2004
Grist Magazine, March 2004
Thursday, December 19, 2002
Sierra Magazine, November/December 2002
Every time you go shopping, it seems like there’s a new eco-label promoting anything from pesticide-free produce to salmon-friendly wine. Includes a quick roundup of some more labels you might see...
Tuesday, November 19, 2002
Environmental Media Service, November 2002
Organic farmers who take steps to protect and enhance habitat for Pacific salmon can earn a special eco-label for their produce. Salmon-Safe, a regional eco-label, has joined with Oregon Tilth, the West Coast organic certifier, to integrate sustainable food production and wildlife preservation in the salmon watersheds of the Pacific Northwest. Read the article.
Sunday, March 18, 2001
New York Times, March 2001
A new certification industry has sprung up, following the example of the organics industry, which has established independent certification. Organizations like the Rain Forest Alliance charge for their seal of approval. It took almost 10 years for the alliance to certify that Chiquita Brands International, one of the largest marketers of bananas in the world, had met its criteria for the Eco-OK Better Banana label...
Thursday, May 18, 2000
E*Magazine, May/June 2000
Consumers in Montana, Idaho, Utah, Alaska and the Pacific Northwestcan shun conventional food brands in favor of wine, dairy, fruit and vegetables stickered with the Pacific Rivers Council's Salmon-Safe label. The council only certifies growers that follow stringent conservation guidelines designed to preserve salmon habitat...