Away from Rio, a Big Victory for a Small Conservation Group

Date: June 25, 2012

Source: IHT

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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