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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

How to... be a Green Wine Drinker

allfoodscotland.com, April 2007
Salmon-Safe certification rates a "seriously green" rating from this UK foodie web site. "If you really want to up your green credentials then spare a thought for the effects of winemaking on freshwater salmon..." Read the article.


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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...

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Friday, July 22, 2005

As Oregon Salmon Struggle, Wineries Chip In to Help

Wine Spectator, July 2005


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Friday, November 21, 2003

Wine industry partners with Salmon-Safe for clean streams

Hillsboro Argus, November 2003

Dreams of tasty wine and healthy salmon swim beyond the dinner table as Salmon-Safe, a Portland-based salmon conservation program, encourages area vineyards to use salmon-friendly farming. Dan Kent, managing director of Salmon-Safe, says erosion and runoff from hillside vineyards can wash toxins and silt into the Tualatin Valley Rivershed, reducing salmon survival rates... Read the article.


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Saturday, September 20, 2003

On the Northwest Vine: Which reds, whites are green?

The Oregonian, September 2003

Throughout October, you'll see notices at grocery stores and restaurants promoting the "Water, Wine and Dine" program. Here's the deal: For every participating Salmon-Safe and/or LIVE-certified wine you purchase, participating restaurants and stores will make a donation to SOLV's stream restoration efforts. It's an admirable cross-promotional effort... Read the article.


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Friday, September 19, 2003

Eco-wine labels

The Oregonian, September 2003

Confused about the logos on wine labels? Here's a quick primer. Salmon-Safe: A Salmon-Safe vineyard practices water-use management and takes erosion-control steps (such as planting cover crops) to maintain water quality and salmon habitat. The logo depicts two salmon in an "S" formation... Read the article.


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Tuesday, November 19, 2002

Pacific Salmon Benefit from New Organic Eco-Label

Environmental Media ServiceNovember 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.


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Saturday, May 18, 2002

Juiced

OSU Sea Grant, Winter/Spring 2002

The latest trend catching on in the Oregon wine industry is the move toward certification of vineyards that meet environmentally friendly production standards. Currently growers can be certified under the Salmon-Safe and Low Input Viticulture and Enology (LIVE) certification programs, which encourage the use of more sustainable systems of production and offer new marketing opportunities.Read the article.


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