November 3, 2008
Apologies for the blurry images taken with my camera phone of the bottom shelf
I decided to make a favorite recipe this week. It includes a can of tuna. I know it is a good idea to limit consumption of tuna, but I figured this recipe calls for such a small amount that it would be okay.
I wasn't really sure which kind to buy at the store, though. One can was the store brand of solid white albacore tuna packed in spring water. The label said the tuna was from Thailand.
Another can I saw was from a local company near the Bay Area (in Santa Cruz). It was also albacore tuna in water. However, it was line caught locally.
The store brand was $1.49. The local tuna was $7.99 per can.
I have a feeling that choosing the local can of tuna would be the most environmentally friendly choice. I just couldn't do it! No doubt it is hypocritical of me, since I am always touting the importance of supporting local foods and farmers. What would you have done?