Publix, Winn-Dixie fail Greenpeace sustainable seafood study

By | April 12th, 2011 | 3 Comments

The CATO report ranked Miami grocers Publix and Winn-Dixie in the bottom five for seafood sustainability.

This morning, Greenpeace released its fifth “Carting Away the Oceans” report, a periodic snapshot of seafood sustainability in the US grocery sector. The CATO report gave two Florida-based supermarkets — Publix and Winn-Dixie — a failing grade while applauding Costco for making positive change to its seafood policy. Out of 20 large retailers, Publix ranked 17th and Winn-Dixie 19th in seafood sustainability, ahead of only Meijer, a Michigan-based chain.

The CATO report criticized Publix and Winn Dixie, which have approximately 1,500 locations in the Southeastern United States combined, for selling various items on Greenpeace’s “Red List”, including Atlantic salmon, orange roughy, Chilean Sea Bass (aka Antarctic toothfish), and shark. The supermarkets have resisted calls to implement sustainable seafood policies and do “not sufficiently label seafood products so that consumers can avoid purchasing destructively fished species,” according to the report.

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Top Ten Miami Meals for Under $10

By | October 10th, 2010 | 8 Comments

In no particular order, here are ten places in (and around) Miami where you can eat well for a Hamilton or less.

1. Steve’s Pizza
12101 Biscayne Blvd
North Miami, FL 33181

It’s that sweet sauce and their generosity with toppings. Open until 4 am, so perfect for late night munchies.

2. Bali Cafe
109 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33132

Authentic Indonesian food catering to the Indonesian employees that work on the cruise ships. Gado Gado is the delicious signature dish, $9.99 for a large plate.

3. Dogma
7030 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33138

Love these dogs, which average about $4 a piece. Vegetarians can substitute a veggie dog in any of the signature styles for a dollar more. My recommendation: the Chicago.

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