Our position on Got Mercury? has always been pretty clear: its misleading and misguided crusade is not designed to help consumers but simply to cause them to eliminate fish from their diet because of the organizations real concern over sea turtles (not public health.) That means some consumers, are missing out on the proven health benefits of fish—an affordable food that could help them lose weight and boost cardiac health.
Let’s start with a question. How do you produce a story about seafood from overseas, yet never leave the U.S.? I ask that because that is just what NBC reporter Jeff Rossen and producer Robert Powell did on the November 17 edition of the Today Show. The duo was full of accusations and innuendo but never bothered to actually investigate the story.
On this morning’s edition of the Today Show, reporter Jeff Rossen and producer Robert Powell appear to have willfully ignored evidence that imported seafood is safe.
Ignoring the Facts