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It’s been two weeks since the FDA came out with its new draft guidance for pregnant women on eating seafood and there’s been a flood of reporting about it:
June 25, 2014
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Dear Ms. Wilson-Spencer,
This week the FDA and EPA announced they had evaluated 110 published, peer-reviewed studies and concluded that pregnant women need to eat 4 times as much seafood as they currently do in order to realize the important nutrition benefits.
In case you came across yesterday’s Farm Raised vs. Wild-Caught Fish headline on NorthJersey.com, let us save you some valuable time by summing it up: all fish, farm-raised or wild-caught, are a healthy choice, “packed with protein, vitamins and nutrients.”
After crusading through 1,415 words loaded with inaccuracies and hyperbole from activists, and flashy headlines, we found 68 words at the bottom of page-two that conclude:
OK. So, which is the right choice?
In case you missed the industry trade press today there’s an interesting twist to the Greenpeace retailer rankings. The group’s Oceans Director goes off on NFI and MSC. His take on critiques of Greenpeace’s report is more than just a little ironic.
Successful halftime acts at the Super Bowl often follow up their hit-making, jaw dropping or nostalgic performances with the announcement of a world tour. During the game iTunes struggles to keep pace with downloads and afterwards Springsteen, Madonna and Bruno Mars let their fans know they’re coming to town soon. It’s a one-two performance and marketing punch.
Last week Greenpeace launched is Carting Away the Oceans (CATO) report and followed it up with…
--Four meek “protesters” at one seafood company.
--A few harassing phone calls destined for voicemail obscurity.
Remember not too many years ago when blearily-eyed activist groups were tearing at their collective hair with an appropriate chorus of hyperbolic “why, why, why”— in response to a study that claimed the oceans would be empty by 2048? It turns out this erroneous prediction of an aquatic, jellyfish apocalypse was even more off the mark than first thought.
Enter the FAO’s latest oceans snap shot where it turns out 71% of all fisheries are fished within sustainable levels… #oops.
The painfully redundant and ineffective Greenpeace fundraising tool known as the Carting Away The Oceans report has been released and this time it has decimal points. Once a cartoonish mishmash of futile rhetoric about grocery store seafood sourcing policy, coupled with an unscientific ranking of stores, the report has been cleaned up a bit. While it doesn’t quite fit into its big boy pants yet, it does have decimal points which makes everything more official.
Did you know the FDA Office of Criminal Investigations has a most wanted fugitives list? The tradition of Most Wanted lists began with the FBI in 1950. Approved by the FBI director himself, the list has featured more than 500 fugitives, 94% of whom have been captured or located. Whether the posters are at your local post office or on line they are a powerful tool used by federal law enforcement and send a message that they are serious about these criminals.