Meal Planner

Meal Planner

Don't forget the fish! Make a weekly meal plan and grocery list using this printable planner before hitting the supermarket. Find four of our favorite new seafood recipes here.

Oprah Steps Into Sustainable Seafood -- With Predictable Results

If you read this blog with any regularity you know we're constantly reminding the press about our objections to many of the seafood pocket guides that have been proliferating in recent years.  In short, we find them often contradictory and confusing, something that we know can actually lead to consumers eating less fish and not eating enough to enjoy the full health benefits from Omega-3 fatty acids and other nutrients like Vitamin D.

Furthermore, as the guides have no independent oversight, we find that many of the determinations concerning sustainability to be scientifically flimsy at best.

The latest example of the media falling for one of these guides comes from Oprah.com which ran a story by Graham Hill, the founder of TreeHugger.com. Hill is hardly a disinterested party, he's a full-fledged environmental activist.  As for Monterey Bay Aquarium, they are an environmental lobbying group, not a nutrition organization, and ought to be treated as such.

One wonders why Oprah.com didn't send an actual reporter to talk to an expert from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administraton (NOAA).  That agency is famous for publishing FishWatch, its own independent online seafood guide… one that is transparent and clearly science based.

INDUSTRY SCOOP

  • NFI's East Coast Sensory Workshop
    NFI in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration and NOAA-SIP invites you to participate in an introductory level course for anyone wishing to polish their sensory skills at Quirch Foods, Miami, FL on March 3 and 4, 2015.
  • NFI’s 27th Annual Chowder Party
    NFI’s 27th Annual Chowder Party registration is now open. Join us on Saturday, March 14th at 6:00pm – 7:30pm, at the beautiful Westin Boston Waterfront. For more information, please contact Suzanne at sarteaga@nfi.org or 703-752-8898.