Posts Tagged "seafood"

Hungry for Genetically Engineered Fish?

Posted on Aug 25, 2010 in Uncategorized

by Andrew Schneider A major U.S. fish research company has tampered with the DNA of Atlantic salmon by adding a quick-growth gene that allows the fish to eat year-around and grow more quickly. And the Food and Drug Administration is about to allow these genetically engineered salmon to head to market, the company says. But food safety activists insist that the FDA doesn’t have adequate tests and regulations to ensure the safety of modified seafood, and others question whether consumers are even ready for it. “Far from being a benefit to consumers or the environment, this merely...

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The Gulf Oil Spill and Seafood Safety

Posted on Aug 14, 2010 in Health & Wellness

by Gina Solomon Some of the fishing areas in the Gulf of Mexico are reopening. In fact, this week Louisiana reopened commercial fishing in areas East of the Mississippi. In the coming weeks, we can expect that many more areas will reopen to recreational and commercial fishing. I’d love to see the Gulf open to fishing, since I think it’s important for the economy and culture of the region to have a healthy fishing industry. But fishing shouldn’t reopen until it’s safe. One of my colleagues in the Gulf reported from a boat this week, showing dispersed oil lurking below...

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Monitor Your Seafood Consumption and Choose Wisely

Posted on Aug 15, 2008 in Health & Wellness, Heavy Metals

By Dr. Rashid A. Buttar, D.O., FACAM, FAAPM, FAAIM Media reports on the recent studies showing high levels of mercury in various types of seafood have succeeded in scaring people, but few if any of these articles have given people what they need most – sound advice. Seafood consumption is crucial to the proper development.  Fish like trout, salmon and sardines are among the greatest sources of Omega-3 fatty acids, which are well-known for being great for the brain and heart.  In addition, many people enjoy eating fish beccause it can be flavorful, relatively light and low in saturated...

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