Whole Foods sets sustainable standards for farmed mollusks

Whole Foods Market announced all farmed mollusks, including oysters, mussels, clams and scallops, will be subject to new sustainability standards that will be verified by a third party.

Mollusk farms will not be allowed to use pesticides and must ensure water quality, sediment health and protection of coastal environments while providing traceability from farm to store.

Products will now carry a “Responsibly Farmed” logo.

“As mollusks are becoming more popular and

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