Consumers have been hammered over the last few weeks with a slew of common and calculated pieces of misinformation about mercury in seafood. Not as part of a public education campaign gone awry or faulty reporting, but as part of a targeted lobbying campaign that has nothing to do with fish and that you won’t hear hide nor hair of next week.
Yesterday the Sierra Club posted about mercury on the Huffington Post and unfortunately they chose to make erroneous assertions about seafood throughout the column, rhetoric Huffington Post editors should have flagged, researched and edited themselves. But they failed to. So today we’re making sure they’re aware of the transgressions.
December 6, 2011
Dear Mr. Pitney,