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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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Sunday, March 18, 2001

Eating Well: The truth behind the feel-good labels

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...


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Saturday, November 18, 2000

Salmon-Safe farmers

Spokesman Review, Nov 2000


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Thursday, May 18, 2000

Greening the Marketplace, One Certified Purchase at a Time

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...


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Monday, January 18, 1999

Beyond Organic

Sierra Magazine, January/February 1999 


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Wednesday, March 18, 1998

Oregon governor endorses Salmon-Safe

Environmental News Network, March 1998 

The Governor of Oregon recently lauded a conservation group's effort to involve shoppers and farmers in the recovery of native salmon by labeling foods and beverages as "Salmon-Safe." Read the article.


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Wednesday, June 18, 1997

Salmon, redwood gain eco-labels

San Francisco Examiner, June 1997 

"Salmon safe" wines fruit juices and dairy products are on the way, as are lumber yards guaranteed to be free of old-growth redwood. Inspired by the success of the "dolphin-safe" tuna campaign, environmental strategists are moving into the retail marketplace to wage their campaigns... Complete article text coming soon.


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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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Friday, May 16, 1997

Cleaning up

Newsweek, May 1997 First it was dolphin safe tuna. Now it's salmon-safe wine. The Oregon-based Pacific Rivers Council is spearheading a campaign aimed at getting Northwest vintners and farmers to practices salmon-friendly agriculture along the streams where the fish spawn. The non-profit rewards those who reduce runoff with a "Salmon Safe" seal of approval... Complete article text coming soon.


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Tuesday, May 13, 1997

One label ag can live with

Capital Press, May 1997 

When Doug Tunnell talks about how well wine and salmon go together; he isn't speaking in a culinary sense. Rather, Tunnell believes he can grow grapes in a manner that doesn't harm the environment, including the rives and streams that provide habitat for wild fish. That's why the vintner has joined with a dozen agricultural producers in Oregon and California in a new program... Complete article text coming soon.


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