It wasn't that long ago that NFI went head-to-head with the New York Times over its misuse of science and distortion of data in reporting about seafood.
"All of Thomson Reuters will also uphold the Reuters Trust Principles of integrity, independence and freedom from bias. This commitment is more than a source of pride. It is the core of who we are," that's from the Reuters code of ethics.
But this week when we asked Reuters to have a look at an article that we thought might just have violated its stated commitment to integrity we were greeted with deafening and defensive... silence.
There is no doubt the economic downturn is hurting everyone these days and apparently Greenpeace is no exception. Take a look below at a fundraising email that went out on Friday. Greenpeace is using an erroneous scare story that it concocted to goad supporters into forking over their hard earned money to help stem the tide of a crisis that it invented.
Wow, what can you say about PETA? The group whose leader famously said, "Even if animal research resulted in a cure for AIDS, we'd be against it" is at it again. This time it's launched an anti-fishing campaign targeted at kids. And the content is nothing short of ridiculous.
Dr. Jane Hightower is a San Francisco physician who has been described in media reports as someone who's "made something of a cottage industry" out of anecdotally linking various and sometimes vague symptoms of illness to elevated mercury levels, that she suggests come from eating seafood.
The Alaska pollock fishery is not in danger of collapse.
The always measured and restrained folks at Greenpeace were at it again today. This time insisting they were right that overfishing has pushed Alaska Pollock to the brink of collapse. Not just the brink but the cusp... and we all know the cusp is much worse than the brink.
Before she was admonished by the New York Times public editor for the failures of her now discredited story about mercury in sushi tuna, Marion Burros was sleuthing around Gotham spiriting fish samples off to the lab for toxicology tests.
It wasn’t long ago that we told you about some questionable standards at the Chicago Tribune and how the official
Just last week NFI held its annual meeting and I had the pleasure of meeting with some really smart engaged communicators who understand the importance of getting the ground truth science about seafood into the hands of consumers. It is widely understood that with the latest and most balanced information in hand the public can determine for themselves what is misleading rhetoric and what is the truth.
A few weeks ago, we shared a preview of a Mother Jones article about Tuna and Mercury. Now, Mother Jones made the entire article available via the Web.