In the heart of catfish country the Editorial Board at Alabama’s Aniston Star newspaper has weighed in on the catfish controversy. And quite frankly we agree with a lot of what they’ve written.
They note that domestic catfish producers who’ve lobbied for a change in regulatory agencies have not gotten a safer product from their efforts. In fact they’ve gotten a “convoluted system” that is a “classic case of waste and duplication” for which “American taxpayers will get the bill.”
We agree, Aniston Star.
It’s been all over the web and twitter today but I just wanted to make sure anyone reporting on health and nutrition who’s checking in has seen the latest. A Harvard University Study just published in the New England Journal of Medicine adds to the overwhelming library of current, independent, peer reviewed science that says, mercury exposure from eating fish doesn't raise your risk of heart disease.
For you reporters who have been following the long-running catfish caper in Washington, where domestic catfish folks have for years tried to set up trade barriers to imported seafood with a mix of outright lies about their competition and aggressive special-interest lobbying to get regulators to do their bidding for them, the Associated Press is running a very interesting article today.
Japan Questions and Answers March 17, 2011
What is FDA doing to assess the situation in Japan?
Recently Stuart Elliot wrote about the new Tuna The Wondefish campaign in the New York Times, Time to Eat Tuna? ‘Wonder’ No More
This and other articles have raised a few questions about tuna. Here we’ll answer some of the most common queries:
1. Canned tuna is a healthy, affordable and nutritious food packed with Omega-3 fatty acids that millions of Americans rely on as part of their diet.
With the USDA’s publication of the proposed rule regarding catfish and its comically debated definition, some heavy hitters are weighing in on whether this wasteful, duplicative project is even a worthy endeavor at all.