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Test Results Refute Mercury Scare In Frozen Fish Food

Two weeks ago, Thomas Brown of Thomas Vision Reef reported unconfirmed test resultsshowing that “one of the top three frozen fish foods” had dangerously high concentrations of mercury in it. According to Brown, “estimated mercury levels exceeded 20 mg per … Continue reading

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Why Giving away Dogfish at the Food Pantry May be a Bad Idea

If you visited the Falmouth Service Center’s food pantry last week, you may have been offered a fillet of spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias). Brenda Swain, the service center’s director, says they have “been working really hard on nutrition,” and she’s thrilled … Continue reading

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Michelle Obama is NOT Feeding Mercury-Laden Fish to Maine Students

While I almost always appreciate media outlets and individuals sharing my work, it is sometimes frustrating when a data-driven piece of mine is co-opted to serve someone else’s agenda–especially when the data does not support said agenda. This Really Isn’t about Michelle … Continue reading

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The Mercury-Laden Fish Floated for School Lunches

For quite some time, I’ve been working on a story regarding a small species of shark called dogfish. What started as a piece profiling some fish species the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) was featuring as abundant, underutilized and under-appreciated … Continue reading

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FDA to Adjust Seafood Consumption Advisory

It’s one of those things that happens to writers like me who more often work on a magazine news cycle as opposed to a newspaper’s or online news outlet’s–you write something in an article about a big thing you know is … Continue reading

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They Want Us – Canned Tuna Giants Lobby to be American Enough

The Wall Street Journal today reported on efforts of the three most popular U.S. canned tuna brands to make their products eligible for United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) commodity purchases. Currently the USDA does not buy canned tuna from … Continue reading

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