19 Aug '11, 12pm

Four dirty secrets hiding in your tuna can

Four dirty secrets hiding in your tuna can

Following on the above point, might tends to make right when there aren't any overarching laws offering protection to those involved. The tuna industry has been the scene of an infuriating amount of bullying over the past decades, mainly by larger, more wealthy nations -- countries like Taiwan, Spain, the United States -- that have ransacked the waters of the independent Pacific Island states. Countries like Kiribati and Tuvalu have virtually no resources aside from tuna, and without a modicum of international law and market support to enable them to draw a fair and honest living from it, the established international tuna barons -- companies like Thai Union (which owns the well-known U.S. brand Chicken of the Sea), Fong Chin Formosa, and Dong Won -- are able to pillage their waters with near impunity. Recently, a number of tuna-rich but cash-poor Pacific island states hav...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/sustainable-farming/2011-08-19-four-...

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