Shocking Video Footage -- The Truth About What's in Your Tuna Can

Last week we ran our monthly column, 4 Oceans, by Casson Trenor in which he exposed four dirty secrets about the tuna industry. Casson wrote:

Here's the issue: catching tuna in a manner that keeps the price hovering around $1-$2 per can is difficult. It's a challenging process for a number of reasons, not least of which is that most species of tuna are constantly on the move across the vastness of the open ocean. Chasing these schools around is a time- and resource-intensive process -- especially with oil prices on the perpetual upswing -- but the tuna industry has found a way to cut some pretty significant corners. Unfortunately, this has led to any number of nasty consequences, and those smiling bumblebees and luxuriating mermaids on the tuna cans at your neighborhood grocery store have done a great job covering them up... until now.

Now Greenpeace has released a new video that puts Trenor's words into context with some shocking video footage. Check out the video below and read Trenor's column here

AlterNet / By Tara Lohan

Posted at August 22, 2011, 9:42am

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