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Will you buy McDonald's new sustainable fish menu items?

L.A. Times 2013/01/25 15:46:55
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McDonald’s, one of the largest single buyers of fish in the country, said all of its Filet-O-Fish sandwiches and Fish McBites snacks will be made of Alaskan Pollack sustainably fished in the wild. And the company is willing to pay to prove it.

The fast-food giant will pay annual fees and royalties to the Marine Stewardship Council for the right to slap the group’s so-called ecolabel on its product packaging in its 14,000 stores nationwide.

Mega-retailers such as Wal-Mart, Whole Foods and Walgreens already carry products bearing the blue label. But McDonald’s said it will be the first national restaurant chain to do so, starting in February.

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  • _Casey_Logan_ 2013/02/24 02:22:17
    No
    _Casey_Logan_
    Nope I don't care much for fish unless it's sushi
  • tom C 2013/01/30 19:24:54
    No
    tom  C
    sounds like a bunch of crap..."sustainably fished in the wild".....don't all commerical fishermen already do that?......there are seasons and limits already on every fish they harvest....
  • Dan ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮ 2013/01/30 17:47:59
    No
    Dan ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮
    Sustainable is the code word for Agenda 21. I need to do more research, but McDonalds is only making me more proud for boycotting them.

    Then again, I boycott all fast food. I prefer real food.
  • DizziNY 2013/01/30 13:21:40
    No
    DizziNY
    It's bs.


    McDonalds is hell

    mcdonalds sucks

    Pet Me
  • susan BN-0 2013/01/30 08:31:48
    No
    susan BN-0
    I don't like their fish sandwiches.
  • darick 2013/01/30 06:10:51
    Yes
    darick
    I'm all for sustainable food. But do they need that cardboard box?
    Why not just wrap it in the same thing they wrap cheeseburgers in. We don't need all that extra packaging that goes right in the trash.
  • Ozymandias 2013/01/30 05:45:38
    No
    Ozymandias
    I wouldn't touch anything from McDonald's with a 10-foot pole.
  • flowerlady112 2013/01/30 04:00:36
    No
    flowerlady112
    No, because I don't eat at McDonald's or any fast food restaurant.
  • Heat Nation 2013/01/30 01:40:14
    No
    Heat Nation
    I don't buy from McDonald, period.
  • doofiegirl BTO-t- BCRA-F ~... 2013/01/29 23:50:52
    No
    doofiegirl  BTO-t- BCRA-F ~PWCM~
    +1
    But then, I haven't bought anything from McDonalds since my grrandson was 2. He's 18 now
  • hungry87 2013/01/29 19:34:06
    No
    hungry87
    +1
    I don't eat much fish anyway
  • Jimm 2013/01/29 18:13:19
    Yes
    Jimm
    As long as it still tastes good! If most people had seen a picture of the actually species of fish McD's was using before they'd probably never have eaten their Filet-O-Fish sandwich! It was one hideous looking creature!!
  • Jane 2013/01/29 17:24:27
    Yes
    Jane
    +1
    I will try it, but I don't like fried food so I am skeptical.
  • mingo 2013/01/29 15:59:23
    Yes
    mingo
    This is an awesome idea two thumbs up for McDonald's.
  • mitsuturbo 2013/01/29 08:31:41
    No
    mitsuturbo
    I won't even go to Mc Donalds as a favor for someone else, let alone EAT anything whatsoever from one of their establishments. 5 guys or gtfo!
  • Slayer Tudd 2013/01/29 07:48:22
    No
    Slayer Tudd
    +2
    I only eat smoked salmon from the local meat store. The idea of fast fish food just doesn't sit right.
  • Kigan 2013/01/29 00:42:10
    No
    Kigan
    +1
    I will buy nothing of theirs - I haven't been to McDonald's in years and I don't miss it.
  • Maleficent 2013/01/28 23:06:29
    No
    Maleficent
    +1
    I've had a fish sandwich from McDonald's before. i hated it. i like fish. but i probably won't eat it from McDonald's. I'd rather have something else.
  • william keegan 2013/01/28 19:28:31
    No
    william keegan
    +1
    I don't eat seafood of any kind. I have a medically diagnosed sensitivity to shellfish, but, just to be on the safe side, I will not eat anything that ever lived in water.
  • mike Parker 2013/01/28 14:55:26
    No
    mike Parker
    +1
    Don't go there.
  • jmc07806-PWCM-JLA 2013/01/28 13:22:20
    Yes
    jmc07806-PWCM-JLA
    +2
    I will try them at least once.
  • Nuke 2013/01/28 05:13:37
    No
    Nuke
    I don't even eat at McD's in the first place so no, I'll never order that crap...
  • LouOlson 2013/01/27 23:00:15 (edited)
    No
    LouOlson
    +1
    fast food fish is fiendishly foul friends... i've been reading to much dr.suess
  • nightcrawler2005 2013/01/27 22:55:07
    No
    nightcrawler2005
    +1
    I'll buy the fish burger if I feel like having fish not because its sustainable. Besides if its so good for the environment how come it comes in a cardboard box. hahaha.
  • Karlheinz 2013/01/27 21:23:49
    No
    Karlheinz
    +1
    mcdiabetes more like
  • kashmirknight 2013/01/27 20:57:28
  • TKramar 2013/01/27 20:06:33
    No
    TKramar
    +1
    Not into fish.
  • Adam 2013/01/27 19:15:59
    No
    Adam
    +2
    Nope, because...I don't like fish.

    However, the idea of people attaching an economic value to methods of creating a product that minimize negative externalities (Like depleting resources) is a massive innovation in improving the state of the worlds economy. The only problem is that right now, that value tends to be attached to little more then gimmicks that make people feel better, but actually does nothing to limit negative externalities. In this case though, thumbs up McDonalds. I feel slightly better about eating there once or twice a year
  • Mantic 2013/01/27 19:01:40 (edited)
    No
    Mantic
    I haven't eaten anything at McDonald's in over twenty years, so I won't be eating their new fish bricks. It's a good thing, though, if they really aren't going to drive a wild species to extinction for a fast food menu.

    Not sure I believe that's the case...
  • kick2head 2013/01/27 17:25:22
    No
    kick2head
    I don't eat at McDonalds
  • seahawk665 2013/01/27 16:10:17
    Yes
    seahawk665
    I might once or twice
  • bluelady 2013/01/27 15:17:28
    No
    bluelady
    I dont buy hamburgers at Long John Silvers, either
  • arkiii 2013/01/27 15:09:00
    Yes
    arkiii
    +1
    sure, why not...
  • whateverbabynevermind 2013/01/27 14:52:19 (edited)
    No
    whateverbabynevermind
    I just don't like fish. Anyway, it's not like I mind eating pure chemicals--it's basically the only reason I go there.
  • Michael S. 2013/01/27 14:35:44 (edited)
    Yes
    Michael S.
    Fish sandwiches are yummy, so yes (McDonald's isn't really my favorite though, for obvious reasons). I'm pretty cynical about the whole ecolabel business, but as long as those fish sandwiches sustain me, we'll get along just fine.
  • Christopher Kirchen 2013/01/27 14:15:12
    Yes
    Christopher Kirchen
    +1
    I might, but not because they're "sustainable"; I'd do it once and if I like the taste of them I'd do it again.
  • Lillsista 2013/01/27 09:32:39
    Yes
    Lillsista
    Love their fish sandwiches. Much better than Wendy's!
  • GeminiWolf 2013/01/27 05:24:07
    No
    GeminiWolf
  • Estick 2013/01/27 02:50:42
    No
    Estick
    +1
    I would if they stopped making their Fillet-O-Fishes with hydrogenated oils but they still do... so no.
  • mae 2013/01/27 02:30:01
    Yes
    mae
    Yes, but I buy a fish sandwich from MDonalds about once every three months, so this won't have a great impact on me, or suffer because of me.

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