The bluefin tuna, a giant of a saltwater fish that’s prized for its sushi-quality flesh, has been plummeting in numbers worldwide since the 1950s. So why is that bastion of all that is holy environmentally, The National Geographic Society, associating its name with a reality TV show that all but glamorizes the catching of bluefin? Is it to raise awareness about a critical conservation issue? Or is something else at play?
An explosion in eco-labels – those small squares and squiggles that indicate organic food products have passed certain certifications, like those of Fairtrade and the Agriculture Department – threatens to make organic food shopping more complicated than clicking every social media icon on your favorite blog. Where will it all end?