Consumers have been hammered over the last few weeks with a slew of common and calculated pieces of misinformation about mercury in seafood. Not as part of a public education campaign gone awry or faulty reporting, but as part of a targeted lobbying campaign that has nothing to do with fish and that you won’t hear hide nor hair of next week.
Our long-time readers will recall how beginning in January 2010, the National Fisheries Institute challenged Dr. Mehmet Oz, the host of "The Dr. Oz Show," concerning statements he made about fish and mercury on his program. Since then, we've written Dr.
KGO-TV, San Francisco’s ABC affiliate ran an excellent story about a current FDA project to supplement the global database “Fish Barcode of Life”. Pairing taxonomic identifications with unique DNA sequences provides the linkage necessary for regulatory actions on misidentified species. A positive story about FDA’s efforts to combat species substitution – no gotcha story
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