Most Americans want to know where their seafood comes from, and whether it was caught legally. Morning Consult found 72% of consumers want to be able to trace the seafood they’re buying. The Walton Family Foundation says roughly 40% of the seafood we eat is caught illegally. Spokeswoman Teresa Ish says we should care for a couple of reasons. One: helping the ocean, helps the planet, and Two: we eat what they eat, and if there are too many toxic chemicals in our fish it threatens our health.
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The survey also found that 78 percent of consumer respondents felt it was the grocery store or restaurant’s responsibility to check the sourcing of the food being sold.