Disgusted with environmental and eco-lifestyle activists scaring you with phony warnings about mercury in seafood? So are we.
That’s why the National Fisheries Institute launched a new platform — The Truth About Fish and Mercury — on About Seafood. It is a space dedicated to distinguishing the willful deception of environmental and lifestyle activists who ignore research about seafood’s health benefits despite extensive independent scientific documentation.
Rodale, publisher of Prevention, Men’s Health and Women’s Health, wants to “make it simple” for readers:
“The news can be confusing and contradictory. ... We take the confusion out of understanding your health [and] your environment. And we add a level of common sense and moderation that has been sadly lacking in the current sensation-seeking news landscape.”
People who buy magazines for tips and information on healthy living are looking for simple, clear, reliable advice to improve their health and wellbeing. Whether they’re reading nutrition tips or lifestyle how-tos, they expect the content to be accurate and current.
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It’s been suggested that social media is a Pandora’s Box. It’s become as much a beast-feeding exercise for some as it has an essential tool of promotion and communications for others. Regardless of where you fall on the medium, social media has arrived at the International Boston Seafood Show and proves to be no longer in its infancy. A robust presence can be found on multiple platforms from outside arbiters to nearly every booth.
Doctors have long known that fish is an essential part of a healthy diet and leading nutritionists have warned that Americans aren't eating enough of it. That's because eating fish can help prevent heart attacks and strokes, it helps with cognition, and it contains vital Omega-3s. But what are medical degrees, PhD's, and decades of experience compared to the incandescent intellect of a Hollywood celebrity?
Today’s not groundhog day… is it?
The GAO ‘s latest updated high risk list, February 2013, highlights the fact that despite bipartisan efforts to get rid of the wasteful program that has spent $20 million in 4 years and not inspected a single fish this special interest boondoggle is still around (http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-13-283 p. 198,199).
“I can’t do it anymore.”
That’s what oceanographer and former chief scientist at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Sylvia Earle said this week when an ABC Nightline reporter asked her if she eats fish. The piece focused on her year stint at an underwater base called Aquarius, where she studied coral reefs in Key Largo. And although she grew up in a seafood-loving family and she herself has eaten “more than my share” now she says she “…can’t do it anymore” because she’s concerned about “all the pesticides and mercury floating out here.”
With 17 million followers on Twitter, Kim Kardashian has an enormous opportunity to improve lives simply by sharing accurate information with her fans.