Whole Foods is taking lobster off the menu in stores across America
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Whole foods is taking lobster off the menu.
The high-end grocery giant says it will stop selling Maine’s biggest export by value at hundreds of stores across America.
Whole foods representatives say lobster fishing is no longer considered sustainable because of declining populations.
Environmental groups also worry that the lines and equipment involved in lobster traps can be a hazard to north Atlantic Right whales.
With only 340 of the whales left in the north Atlantic, the whole species could be swimming towards extinction.
Maine’s elected leaders are angry.
They say Whole Foods is following misguided environmental propaganda, not actual marine science.
In response, Whole Foods says it is committed to working with suppliers, fisheries and advocacy groups going forward.