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Something’s Fishy at Cal Dining

Posted By Christina Kowalski On Jun 21, 2011 @ 8:07 pm In Sandbox | Comments Disabled

Fish marketCal Dining doesn’t exactly provide the same glorious experience of Chez Panisse, but they’re not so bad. Cal Dining at UC Berkeley is the first public university dining program in the country to be awarded Marine Stewardship Council certification [1] for its dedication to sustainable seafood.

What is sustainable seafood exactly? Sustainable seafood must be caught while still keeping the fish stocks and their surrounding environment relatively stable. Students will be able to learn about this through labels on the menus, plus there will be posters and ads.

Taking its environmental impact rather seriously, Cal Dining was also the first dining program to earn organic certification. The salad bars at all four dining halls are organic, so as long as you manage to resist the rather high amounts artery-clogging foods (Late Night), you should be able to maintain a relatively healthy diet.

Image Source: quinet [2] under Creative Commons
UC Berkeley achieves sustainable seafood certification [UC Berkeley NewsCenter [1]]

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[1] to be awarded Marine Stewardship Council certification: http://newscenter.berkeley.edu/2011/06/20/uc-berkeley-achieves-sustainable-seafood-certification/

[2] quinet: http://www.flickr.com/photos/quinet/3693444821/

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