Seafood (page 8)

Is Something Fishy? Yep. Mercury-Scare Activists.

NBC viewers in San Diego and Chicago saw a horribly misleading news story yesterday about the Sea Turtle Restoration Project (STRP) and its needlessly alarmist fish-mercury calculator.
Posted October 23, 2008 at 12:00 am

Greenpeace Science: Fishy and Illiterate, As Usual

Relax, lovers of fish sticks, breaded-filet sandwiches, and imitation crab. The ocean’s supply of pollock, the world’s most ubiquitous flaky white fish, is just fine. But you wouldn’t know it…
Posted October 13, 2008 at 12:00 am

School of Fish (Thought) Swims Back To Common Sense

If you’ve been reading the news lately, and you’re pregnant, you’d almost be forgiven for thinking that fish was safe to eat again. (Guess what? It always was.) Evidence continues…
Posted September 18, 2008 at 12:00 am

Report: Mercury-Fish Hype Put Poor Children At Risk

According to a new survey, nearly half of women are in the dark about what they should and shouldn’t do during pregnancy. And of all the areas of confusion…
Posted September 3, 2008 at 12:00 am

Phony Health Experts Continue Seafood Smear Campaign

In another example of activist opportunism this Mother’s Day, Oceana commemorated the occasion by spreading paranoia about mercury levels in fish. In a special press release on Friday,…
Posted May 13, 2008 at 12:00 am

TV Talking Heads Rarely Major In Math. Or Science.

Bostonians who watch WBZ-TV News saw something last night that’s all too common in our national discussion about trace levels of mercury in tuna: a television reporter who can’t…
Posted April 25, 2008 at 12:00 am

Time to Eat More Fish

When food cops and activists aren’t making us feel guilty about our food choices, they’re working hard to scare us away from foods they don’t want us to eat—including some…
Posted April 10, 2008 at 12:00 am

Newsweek Smells Fishy

Newsweek senior editor and science blogger Sharon Begley just can’t get enough of the politics of personal destruction and the food scare. Her hit piece on political operative Mark…
Posted April 8, 2008 at 12:00 am

Environmental Groups Join Nationwide Canned Tuna Promotion

Acknowledging that they have unfairly targeted affordable fish in their campaigns, environmental wizards at Oceana, Greenpeace, and the Environmental Working Group announced their support this morning for a nationwide initiative…
Posted April 1, 2008 at 12:00 am

Powerful New Salvo In The Fish Wars

This just in from Harvard University: In an ongoing study of 341 mother-child pairs, women who ate the most fish during their pregnancies had children with the highest cognitive…
Posted March 26, 2008 at 12:00 am