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'Dolphin Safe' Tuna Decision Muddled

Mexico claims to have won a World Trade Organization ruling on "Dolphin Safe" labels where the objectives of the United States were found to be legitimate, just maybe not applicable worldwide. Any countries harvesting tuna in the Pacific Ocean from Southern California to Peru and out almost to Hawaii could qualify for the "Dolphin Safe" label if they are careful. But all too often, tuna are captured using methods involving the chase, netting, and drowning of dolphins.
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New COOL Rule Published Today in Federal Register

Lifestyle / Food & Drink : Food Safety News (2 years ago)

The Federal Register today is publishing a new Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) rule written to bring the United States into compliance with World Trade Organization agreements. The new rule from USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Servi... Read Post

WTO: ‘Dolphin-safe’ label discriminates against Mexico

Lifestyle / Food & Drink : All We Can Eat (3 years ago)

The World Trade Organization ruled today that the U.S. “dolphin-safe” label discriminates against Mexican tuna fleets that rely on controversial chasing-and-netting techniques that can harm and kill the marine mammals. It’s not clea... Read Post

WTO Panel Rules Against Dolphin-Safe Tuna Labeling

Lifestyle / Green Living : Inhabitat (3 years ago)

On Wednesday the World Trade Organization ruled against the sale of cans of tuna labeled “dolphin safe,” arguing that the practice discriminates against Mexican fishermen and that the United States’ definition of “dolphin safe” tuna... Read Post

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