Author: Mort Rosenblum
While world leaders in Rio were casting adrift an imperiled planet, an impassioned young Frenchwoman forced a giant supermarket chain to stop pretending that its bottom-fishing trawler fleet was safeguarding the future of fish.
In artillery terms, the case against Intermarché by Claire Nouvian and her tiny non-profit association, Bloom, is pretty small-bore compared to a dud Earth Summit.
Yet as the French oceanographer Philippe Cury exulted when he heard the news, “Small victories win great wars.”
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