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3 Tips to Consider When Looking for Sustainable Seafood

It’s a common line of questions: Should I be eating seafood? Is it healthy? Is it sustainable? Unsurprisingly, people have many different opinions on the matter. But in our modern era of declining oce…

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5 Foods to Watch Out for During the Government Shutdown

  The partial shutdown of the United States government is impacting the nation's food supply. Routine inspections by FDA employees aren't happening. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Pr…

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Vegetarian ‘Tuna’ Salad Sandwich (Recipe)

  There's a lot to dislike about tuna even if you do eat fish. If you're avoiding the stuff for health, safety, environmental or animal welfare reasons, but still crave tuna salad sandwiches,…

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8 Reasons Not to Eat Tuna

Let's put aside ideology—for a moment—and instead state an unadorned bit of common sense: Bluefin tuna (and other large fish) would not be in danger if humans didn't kill and eat them. Thus, in tha…

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Mercury Testing Before Pregnancy

Recent testing of mercury concentrations in three national brands of canned tuna found that “55% of all tuna examined was above the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s safety level for human consum…

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The Pink Slime of the Sea

Just when we were beginning to regain our appetites from the “pink slime” debacle of last month comes news that the beloved supermarket (and bottom dollar sushi bar) option “spicy tuna” is potentially…

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Amalgam Fillings, Canned Tuna, & Mercury

In the current issue of the Journal of Toxicological Sciences, researchers calculated the half-life of mercury inside the body. They had volunteers eat the equivalent of one or two cans of tuna a week…

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What’s in a Fast Food Burger?

Last week, McDonald's announced that they would stop using ammonia-treated trimmings in their hamburgers. Dubbed "pink slime" by a USDA microbiologist, ammoniated beef is one of many surprises found i…

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My Toddler’s Mercury Poisoning from Tuna

  By Ayelet Waldman, Moms Clean Air Force Guest Blogger When my daughter Sophie was four years old, she was, in many ways, a Jewish mother’s dream. Her favorite lunch wasn’t pizza or hambu…

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Does Your Cat Love Fish?

If your cat loves fish, he has lots of company! However, it’s really not a good idea to feed fish to your cat; and here's why: The primary fish used in cat food are salmon, tuna, and tilefish (ocea…

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