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A day after the FDA released an exhaustive, peer-reviewed, draft report analyzing the state of seafood science over the past 5 years that demonstrates just how much the benefits of eating seafood outweigh any concerns about trace amounts of mercury, you might wonder why I am blogging about Jeremy Piven. There is a tie-in, trust me.
Actor Jeremy Piven is in full damage control mode. Ever since his wacky mercury poisoning "diagnosis" and subsequent flight from Broadway he's been laying low-recuperating... except when there are award shows and parties to attend.
Perhaps The Economist isn't a paper you read regularly... at the risk of having a Sara Palin / Katie Couric moment I'll admit I've let my Economist subscription laps.
Here at NFI, you could forgive us if we get a little wary whenever the New York Times takes up the issue of fish consumption and mercury. As you can see from the NFI on the Record section of our Web site,
There's a story making the rounds that actor Jeremy Piven has had to pull out of a Broadway play because of high mercury levels he associates with having eaten too much sushi. But it would appear this fish tale is beginning to unravel.
The EPA vs. FDA interagency turf battle that has sprung up surrounding the issue of whether the latest independent science should be incorporated into the federal advice on seafood consumption has gotten a bit of coverage lately, including on CNN.
It's a question perhaps best answered by his bosses, and we're sending them a letter asking just that. We'll let you know what they say.
But while they ponder that query let's take a look at his latest Chicago Tribune article titled Mercury-tainted fish on FDA menu. The very first paragraph is quintessential Hawthorne; a mix of distortion, opinion and poor (if not absent) sourcing.
In an irresponsible and unethical attempt to highjack nutrition policy, environmental lobbyists have launched a concerted effort to usurp the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) authority over food nutrition issues.
The Washington Post reports that the Food and Drug Administration has delivered a report to the Office of Management and Budget suggesting that it is time to amend the FDA/EPA seafood advisory.