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    (Part III) Chicago Tribune Publishes Another Alarmist Mercury in Fish Story

    We heard back from the Chicago Tribune last night. Take a look at what they wrote: Mr. Gibbons: Michael Hawthorne and I have gone over your letter at length and reviewed the concerns you raised. I f...

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    (Part II) Chicago Tribune Publishes Another Alarmist Mercury in Fish Story

    On the first day this blog went live I wrote that we "hope to change the dialog that often accompanies stories about seafood. It's no longer about whether we like or agree with a story. It's about whe...

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    Chicago Tribune Publishes Another Alarmist Mercury in Fish Story

    In 2005 environmental reporter Michael Hawthorne published a series of sensationalized stories about mercury in seafood that ran under the shocking headline "The Mercury Menace" and warned of the "Tox...

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    Greenpeace Campaign Heads South… Way South

    Greenpeace's flawed seafood sustainability campaign has stumbled and stuttered its way to New Zealand. Some Kiwi friends report the eco-lobby's effort there isn't going so well. For starters they circ...

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    Better Seafood Bureau Called reputable representatives ferreting out false marketing

    The headlines are everywhere; Fish Tale Has DNA Hook, DNA testing uncovers suspect sushi, Expensive fish mislabeled. Is it culinary fraud or an accident? Some serious science appears to have exposed ...

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    Mother Jones “Tuna Surprise” Not Much of a Surprise

    Ihave hada look atan advanced copy of the Sept/Oct edition of Mother Jones. And I must say "Tuna Surprise" is not much of a surprise coming from such a blatantly agenda-driven outfit. As you m...

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    NFI Goes On The Record With Mother Jones Magazine

    Back on March 1, 2008, NFI received an email from /Stephanie Mencimer, a reporter for Mother Jones about a story she is working on concerning tuna and mercury toxicity. Ms. Mencimer submitted a number...

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    Oceanas Misinformation Campaign

    This week the environmental lobbying group Oceana turned its attention towards Wal Mart as it campaigns for retailers to post mercury warning signs. But what Wal Mart and consumers should know is that...

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    Another Healthy Triumph for Tuna

    While Greenpeace is beating the drum over in Europe about canned tuna sustainability and making noise, rather than constructive outreach to people who can make a difference regarding their concerns, r...

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    Greenpeace Continues Its Ranka Palooza

    Tired old Greenpeace is once again ranking people and making lists. This time in the UK where they are ranking "tinned tuna" based on issues of by catch. Not being a Brit myself, I'm guessing that's w...

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