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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Sunset's tips to sustain salmon: look for the Salmon-Safe label

Sunset Magazine

In its latest issue, Sunset Magazine offers seven tips to sustain salmon, alongside secret tips from top Seattle chefs for preparing wild Alaska salmon. Here's Sunset's list.

  • 1. Eat all five species of salmon (find out more from Sunset).
  • 2. Buy frozen or locally caught in season—they often have a smaller carbon footprint than fresh, shipped fish.
  • 3. Choose wild, especially from Alaska, over farmed. Alaska has the healthiest salmon habitat.

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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, November 24, 2006

Shoppers get more ways to help salmon: Veggies, fruit, wine and even eggs to carry new logo

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...


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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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Sunday, May 18, 1997

A win-win for salmon and farmers

The Columbian, May 1997 

Just mention endangered species listings and Karla Chambers smiles. The fish listings the little blue salmon that jiggles above her blueberries and broccoli on Fred Meyer store shelves are like money in the bank. They attract buyers. And they promote clean water and save fish... Complete article text coming soon.


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