EPA warns of PCBs in farmed salmon
(July 31st, 2003)
Re: EPA warns of PCBs in farmed salmon, July 31.In its report on the safety of farmed salmon, the error-prone Environmental Working Group (EWG) revealed only that the average concentration of PCBs in the fish was a small fraction of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's established safety...
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Farmed Fish Fears Fall Flat
(July 31st, 2003)
The New York Times reports that Wild Oats Markets, an all-organic food retailer, will from now on import its farmed salmon from Ireland. The Irish fish, Wild Oats claims, have lower levels of chemicals called PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) than North American sources. By sheer coincidence,...
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PCB test pits farmed salmon vs. wild
(July 30th, 2003)
In its report on the safety of farmed salmon, the error-prone Environmental Working Group revealed only that the average concentration of PCBs in the fish was a small fraction of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's established safety limit ("PCB test pits farmed salmon vs. wild," July 30). ...
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Study finds high levels of PCBs in farmed salmon
(July 30th, 2003)
In response to "Study finds high levels of PCBs in farmed salmon" (July 30):In its report on the safety of farmed salmon, the error-prone Environmental Working Group (EWG) revealed only that the average concentration of PCBs in the fish was a small fraction of the FDA's established safety limit....
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Farmed salmon heavy in chemicals, U.S. group says
(July 30th, 2003)
In its report on the safety of farmed salmon, the error-prone Environmental Working Group revealed only that the average concentration of polychlorinated biphenyls in the fish was a small fraction of the Food and Drug Administration's established safety limit ("Farmed salmon heavy in chemicals, U.S. group says," July 30)....
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PCBs high in farmed salmon
(July 30th, 2003)
In its report on the safety of farmed salmon, the error-prone Environmental Working Group (EWG) revealed only that the average concentration of PCBs in the fish was a small fraction of the FDA's established safety limit ("PCBs high in farmed salmon," Page A-6, July 30).The FDA has set a...
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CSPI Goes International
(July 30th, 2003)
Last week we told you about the Center for Science in the Public Interest's (CSPI) plan to circumvent the democratic process through the lottery of the courts. CSPI's long-term strategy of sidestepping the American voters also includes a sustained effort to influence international...
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Food Police: ‘We Have Just Begun To Fight’
(July 29th, 2003)
Ellen Ruppel Shell, author of The Hungry Gene: The Science of Fat and the Future of Thin, is sounding downright Churchillian. "We can no longer afford to consider body mass entirely a matter of personal choice and obesity something people bring upon themselves," the food...
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Game of chicken: Critics say capitulation to PETA will worsen animal rights reprisals
(July 28th, 2003)
Like most businesses, restaurants are usually too eager to "settle" over activist groups' short-term demands, and seldom look past the most immediate conflict. The editorial "Game of chicken: Critics say capitulation to PETA will worsen animal rights reprisals," July 28, page 31, marks a welcome shift in that regard.Just...
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Slam-Dunking Animal Rights
(July 28th, 2003)
It's no secret that Leslie and Nanci Alexander, co-owners of the NBA's Houston Rockets franchise, are among the global animal-rights movement's biggest financial backers. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals even acknowledged the couple in 1998 for making "one of the most...
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