Seafood (page 4)

Experts to FDA: Time to Update Fish Recommendations

We’ve pointed out many times that Americans’ hysteria over trace levels of mercury in fish is just that—hysteria. The health risks from mercury (some of which is all-natural)…
Posted May 28, 2010 at 12:00 am

Dredging Up Sushi Scares

Today the American Museum of Natural History and researchers at Rutgers University with longstanding ties to seafood scare campaigns are reporting the results of some tuna sushi analysis in…
Posted April 21, 2010 at 12:00 am

TIME Trawls for Tuna Terror

In a story that seems like it was pulled from an apocalyptic CSPI press release, TIME published a list this week of what it claims are the top 10…
Posted February 24, 2010 at 12:00 am

Fishy Trade Maneuvers

Trade wars? Catfish? Vietnam? These are all things we don’t normally talk about, but today they all meet. Trust us. It’s interesting. The domestic catfish industry (largely located along the…
Posted February 3, 2010 at 12:00 am

The CCF Challenge (Will food and science reporters take the bait?)

If you swallow the scary stories anti-food activists are constantly pushing to the media, you might be worrying about trace amounts of mercury in the fish you eat. But new…
Posted December 7, 2009 at 12:00 am

Don’t Have a Cow, Vegans

Bucknell University philosophy professor Gary Steiner, a self-described vegan, penned an essay published in the Sunday New York Times to lecture meat-eaters (that is, 97 percent of Americans)…
Posted November 24, 2009 at 12:00 am

Will PETA Protest Itself?

When British entrepreneur Simon Buckhaven invented an electric gizmo that kills lobsters and crabs “more humanely” than the traditional method of dispatching the creatures—in a pot of boiling water—no…
Posted November 20, 2009 at 12:00 am

CSPI’s Latest Dietary Flip-Flop

With Halloween right around the corner, the killjoys at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) built the scary atmosphere last week by releasing a report on…
Posted October 15, 2009 at 12:00 am

Jeremy Piven, Back On the Hook

It didn’t take long indeed for actor Jeremy Piven to resume eating fish (if indeed he ever stopped). On Tuesday, Piven was spotted at a Chicago restaurant chowing down…
Posted October 1, 2009 at 12:00 am

Gutting Fishy Scaremongering

Activists spread a lot of scares and myths about what we eat—that hot dogs cause cancer, organic food is healthier, and so on. One of the most pernicious…
Posted July 30, 2009 at 12:00 am