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Consumer Reports is back at it with another error-ridden, alarmist take on tuna and health. We had some fun last time pointing out the absurdity of much of the magazine's nutrition-based recommendations (see below), but the underlying reality is no laughing matter. Anti-science fear-mongering like this contributes to a very real, ongoing public-health crisis: falling seafood consumption among expectant moms and their kids, the very groups who need it most.
Today we read that a group of doctors is petitioning Columbia University to remove Doctor Mehmet Oz from his faculty position because of his "egregious lack of integrity.”
After our initial letter to TIME magazine, they were unwilling to make any changes, but suggested we send something for inclusion in an update to the piece. We have little faith they will use any significant portion of the letter, so we're making it available here.
March 31, 2015
TIME Magazine / TIME.com
March 27, 2015
Author of tuna story/health editor
Managing Editor - TIME
Managing editor of Time.com
Senior Editor, Environment/Science
March 13, 2015
Executive Vice President of U.S. Current Programming
Sony Pictures Television
I am writing to ask you to address the continued promotion and dissemination of misleading—and potentially life-threatening—medical advice for pregnant women on The Dr. Oz Show.
Mehmet Oz, more popularly known as Dr. Oz on his daytime television talk show, purports to give his audience health tips and advice to improve their lives. But for years Oz has earned a reputation for dealing in bad science and New Age myth, sometimes with dangerous results.
In a segment on his March 13 show, Oz stated “one of the common questions I get asked is should I worry about mercury in tuna? … The answer is yes.”
The answer is no.
A story this week on NBCnews.com about the state of the seafood industry is packed with sensationalism and hyperbole, yet absent much of the real science, facts and figures that drive actual sustainability.
The latest edition of the New York Times Well Blog highlights blogger Tara Parker-Pope’s unwillingness to accept the current state of science about seafood, a trait seen all too often in myriad environmental activist groups. These groups have no qualms about scaring people away from nourishing foods and thereby negatively impacting child development when the facts don’t conform to their larger pollution agenda.
This week the Environmental Working Group (EWG) and Mercury Policy Project (MMP) continue a tradition of embarrassingly out-of-step public proclamations.
February 18, 2015
Editor in Chief
Dear Mr. Delaney,
I am writing to address editorial concerns with your online article, “The mercury level in your tuna is rising.”