The Winston Salem Journal’s Executive Editor responded to our letter this afternoon and had quite a bit to say about his paper’s reporting (you can read the whole email below.) But what I found most interesting was that he wrote:
So, despite the warnings to the media it's happened again. A reporter eager for a sensational headline has botched a story about seafood science and in the process created an unnecessary scare.
This time it's the Winston Salem Journal and its insistence that researchers have discovered the "possible dangers of tilapia." Suggesting that people should be warned against eating it because it might be "risky" and going as far as to quote a researcher who suggests eating bacon or ground beef might have more healthful properties.
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