If you are considering sustainability when you shop, some of your top questions may be those I have on my mind when I am making my list. Questions like: will the fish I buy be here for future generations to enjoy? Is it harvested in an ecological way and not harming other sea life? Where in my community can I find local, organic, or pasture raised foods? To help you quickly get to the answers and to make a grocery list that is healthy AND sustainable, here are links to several shopping guides to sustainable foods:
Some fishing companies use methods of fishing for Tuna (such as long netting) that injure and kill dolphins, sea turtles, sea otters, and other sea creatures. To be sure that your Tuna Sandwich is not harming these endangered animals buy Tuna certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MST). This link will give you a list of Tuna brand names and the companies who fish for Tuna in a responsible manner.