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Environmental Group Says Lobster is “Poor Choice” for Pregnant Women

Later this summer, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) plans to raise concerns about mercury levels in lobster within the context of a draft update to¬†federal consumer guidelines for seafood consumption. The draft update¬†to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and … Continue reading

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Earthjustice Sues FDA over Federal Seafood Advice

A lawsuit filed today in federal district court against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the next step in an ongoing campaign by consumer protection and environmental advocates to demand the Agency give consumers vital health information about … 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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