Tabasco CEO to bring attention to Louisiana's wetlands
POSTED: Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 9:30am
UPDATED: Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 9:34am
Avery Island, La (NBC33) — The campaign to save Louisiana's wetlands is getting worldwide attention.
The Chairman and CEO of the McIlhenny Company, Paul McIlhenny, said both the America's Wetlands logo and information on how to save the wetlands will be printed on bottles of Tabasco Hot Sauce.
The company ships millions of bottles of hot sauce to over 100 countries around the world.
The CEO says the wetlands are vital to the country's economy and something needs to be done.
“The wetlands of south Louisiana support energy, they support the fisheries and the estuaries of the marine life,” stated McIlhenny. “A huge amount of seafood comes from Louisiana.”
The announcement was made today at the corporate headquarters on Avery Island.