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Thursday, December 19, 2002

The Wide World of Eco Labels

Sierra MagazineNovember/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...


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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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Friday, October 18, 2002

Farming with the wild

Environmental News Network, October 2002

First, a confession. Last summer, while driving home late at night through the flat belly of the intensively farmed Anderson Valley, I fatally struck a bobcat. It had appeared in my peripheral vision in mid-chase, eyes wide, legs tensed, a rare glimpse of feline intensity. 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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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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