Seafood (page 6)

USGS Mercury Study Lacks Seafood Standing

On Friday the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) published a study on mercury in the Pacific Ocean, and seafood alarmists at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) seem thrilled with the…
Posted May 4, 2009 at 12:00 am

Adding Our Brains to the Fish Debate

After years of public discussion, the good news about seafood and health has made its way up the government food chain. As we told you earlier this year, the Food…
Posted April 21, 2009 at 12:00 am

California Appeals Court Says ‘No’ to Tuna Warnings

California, as you may know, is just crazy about warning labels. But luckily for consumers, it turns out that even the Golden State isn’t lunatic enough to slap a…
Posted March 12, 2009 at 12:00 am

Omega-3s Are Still Essential For Good Health. (Somebody Tell the Activists!)

Omega-3 fatty acids have been a fixture on our public-health radar for years now, but some consumers are still wondering whether this power nutrient is all it’s cracked up to…
Posted March 9, 2009 at 12:00 am

News Network Tests Positive For Seafood Hype

Usually we disregard stories that have the term “unscientific experiment” in their introduction. But we came across one today that feeds a myth so harmful to public health that…
Posted March 6, 2009 at 12:00 am

Sushigate? Media Start Asking Hard Questions

Actor Jeremy Piven has become the poster boy for the ongoing battle between seafood hype and science. (Click here for a backgrounder on "Sushigate.") Last week, the verdict on Broadway was…
Posted March 3, 2009 at 12:00 am

The Week In Review

With the exception of an unfortunate slip-up by one major news outlet, there was a promising pattern in this week’s food news: common sense. A landmark study broke the bad news to…
Posted February 27, 2009 at 12:00 am

Week In Review

It’s been a busy week on the food front: The anti-biotech crowd successfully stymied further progress in European agriculture technology. Nutrition nanny Kelly Brownell declared that he’s not…
Posted February 20, 2009 at 12:00 am

A Small Media Correction on a Mountain of Fishy Reporting

Because so many reporters thrive on hype, factually challenged stories about the healthfulness of eating tuna and other fish have (sadly) become routine. As we recently put it, “Bad…
Posted February 3, 2009 at 12:00 am

SPECIAL REPORT: Fish Tales in a California Courtroom

Although California is teetering on the edge of complete financial collapse, it has managed in recent years to fritter away countless millions of taxpayer dollars fighting in vain…
Posted January 28, 2009 at 12:00 am