The New York Time’s Blog, Green, is reporting that a new study suggests people need to be more wary of saltwater fish than freshwater fish because mercury in seawater is more likely to stay in its toxic form.
All the stars in daytime television were out last night for the 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. We couldn't help but notice that Dr. Mehmet Oz snagged an Emmy for top day time talk show host. As a reminder, we've been locked in a dispute with Dr. Oz that's coming up on six months now.
The Gulf is wounded right now. Its natural resource is battered and its human resource is tested… but it’s still alive.This is the time when you would expect vulchers to show up... and wouldn’t you know it they have. Greenpeace is on its way, Food and Water Watch is there and now the Center for Science in the Public Interest is circling—all looking to capitalize on a weakened Gulf.
George Foreman is an Olympic gold medalist and two-time world heavyweight boxing champion who knocked out Joe Frazier and lost to Muhammad Ali in one of the most famous fights in history, “The Rumble in The Jungle.” But these days his storied athletic past is eclipsed by the fame he earned selling grilling machines.When people see George Forman they don’t say—hey, look there’s the champ. They say—hey, look there’s the grill guy. Admittedly, he is clearly laughing all the way to the bank.
Imagine this for a moment, if you will. Brain Williams has just done a repot on the Obama administration’s response to the Gulf oil spill and there’s a fare bit of criticism leveled at the White House.Then Williams is out promoting his report and a podcaster asks him, “So, what can viewers do if they see this report and they want to work against the President’s plans and policies? What do you recommend?”
I had planned a blog entry that was chock full of famous quotes about war profiteers and scammers who swept in after tragedy to make a name or buck in the ensuing chaos but I stopped. I decided instead to check my personal proclivity for historical references and vital, if not verbose, perspective at the door and just… well… call a spade a spade.Food and Water Watch is brazenly exploiting the tragedy in the gulf in order to further its goals and should be ashamed of itself.
It looks like the answer is, Yes. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee put out its recommendations today and they say essentially say Americans eat too little seafood and should be encouraged to eat more.The Committee are the folks who review the latest nutrition science and recommend changes in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, you know the ole’ food pyramid advice.
You are probably well aware of our conflict with Dr. Oz over the on-air mistakes he made concerning fish and mercury and his apparent refusal to correct the record. The truth is when it comes to these TV docs it takes very little to get them on the wrong path. You know the old saying, “A Lie Repeated Often Enough Becomes Truth.” When these practitioners of infotainment employ sound bite science rather than real ground truth science it’s a disservice to their viewers.
A one trick pony is just what it sounds like (at least here in the U.S.) It does the same thing over and over again, never changing and progressively failing to impress. A more colorful saying exists, about it being the same stuff but a different day, that I think I will avoid as a matter of couth.