Seafood (page 9)

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

Got Mercury Confusion? You’re Not Alone.

As The Washington Times points out today, the gratuitous hype over mercury levels in fish is far from over. Flawed science journalism and an abundance of bad information from…
Posted March 6, 2008 at 12:00 am

Fish Fears, Miami-Style

You’ve got to hand it to the activists at Oceana. Their tunnel-vision fantasy about supposed “health hazards” from traces of mercury in fish is so acute that even robust…
Posted February 22, 2008 at 12:00 am

The (Tuna) Sushi Rolls On

Since we told you on Wednesday about a reckless piece of “science” journalism in The New York Times about what turned out to be harmless levels of mercury in sushi-grade…
Posted January 25, 2008 at 12:00 am

Another New York Fish Story

It’s a good-news / bad-news day for New Yorkers who like sushi. The good news is that a New York Times report about trace levels of mercury in tuna…
Posted January 23, 2008 at 12:00 am

And The Winners Are …

Last weekend, Golden Globes organizers canceled the popular awards ceremony, bowing to threats from the Writers Guild to picket the red carpet. Now, it looks as if the…
Posted January 18, 2008 at 12:00 am

McPapering Over a Mercury Gaffe

We told you in late October about an example of horrible science reporting at USA TODAY, in which the paper repeated the flawed canard that more than a half-million…
Posted December 17, 2007 at 12:00 am

Genesis of a Fish Story

How on earth could USA Today have gotten something so wrong? In a front-page “cover story” this morning about fish and mercury, the newspaper fell hook-line-and-sinker for the number one…
Posted October 30, 2007 at 12:00 am

Scientific Establishment Smacks Down Mercury-In-Fish Fear Mongers

We hate to say we told you so, but…well, we told you so. Today, a coalition of some of the nation’s most prominent women’s health experts publicized its…
Posted October 4, 2007 at 12:00 am

Collateral Damage From The Great Mercury Scare

Many Americans senselessly fear harmless traces of mercury in the fish they eat, but the flip side of the Great Mercury Scare has been the presence of thimerosal…
Posted September 27, 2007 at 12:00 am