Poor Diet Caused Nearly Half of All Deaths in the U.S. in 2012

Nearly half of all U.S. deaths in 2012 were attributable to diet-related cardiometabolic disease, including heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes.


This Is Why You Should Always Find Out Where Your Tuna Was Caught

In a recent study, where tuna was caught was nearly as important as its species, in terms of contamination from PCBs, flame retardants, and pesticides.


Study Suggests Women are Exposing Themselves to Unsafe Mercury Levels

Study finds women whose consumption of seafood followed federal guidelines had 11 times more mercury in their bodies than those who ate no fish.


Powerful Omega-3s in Fish Shown to Protect the Brain

Omega-3 fatty acids seem to cancel out mercury and PCBs in seafood, making it safer than previously thought for pregnant women.


Groups File Lawsuit to Block FDA’s Approval of GM Salmon

A lawsuit filed last week challenges the FDA’s authority to approve GM salmon under the 1938 Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.


Could This Algae Bloom Toxin be a Cause of Alzheimer’s, ALS?

A new study is changing the way scientists think about neurodegenerative diseases, and hints that a common dietary supplement may protect against them.


Where is Your Fish From? 6 Things You may Not Know About the U.S. Seafood Supply

Many people do not know about where seafood comes from and how to ensure it is safe. Here are 6 things you may not know about the U.S. seafood supply.


4 Things You May Not Know Are Harming Your Heart

You could be unknowingly doing things right now that are upping your chances of heart disease. Here are 4 little-known risks which could make a difference.


Seafood Freakshow: 59% Of Tuna Mislabeled, Fake Tuna Linked to ‘Anal Oil Leakage’

A new report reveals 59% of tuna in restaurants and grocery stores alike is actually fake tuna, much of which is a variety previously banned by the FDA linked to anal leakage.


Mercury Levels in Tuna ‘Higher than Ever’ – Limit Consumption to Reduce Mercury Exposure, Poisoning

While the FDA claims you can have as much as 12 ounces a week of light tuna and up to 6 ounces of albacore, test results from the Mercury Policy Project (MPP) say these amounts are much too high. Mercury exposure through tuna, the MPP reports, is higher than ever, and kids especially should only be eating the fish on an occasional or even rare basis.


Fish Mercury Levels: 1/4 Freshwater Fish Exceed ‘Safe’ Mercury Levels

A study completed in 2009 and released by the U.S. government found that every single freshwater fish tested was contaminated with mercury. They tested fish from 291 different streams across the country and didn’t find a single mercury-free fish. What’s more, fish mercury levels were often alarmingly high.


Mercury Pandemic: Avoiding Toxic Levels of Daily Exposure

With today’s manufacturing there are many chemicals and toxins that are both purposefully added to products as well as unintentionally added. Mercury is one of those unintended additions to many of the products people consume and topically apply every day. In order to avoid exposure to this heavy metal, and in turn avoid the risk of any heavy metal toxicity, you need to know where the metal resides in order to avoid it.


Seafood 10,000 Times Over Safe Limit for Carcinogenic Contamination, FDA Says to Eat it Anyway

Despite seafood showing extremely high levels of contamination, the FDA still deems the food safe for consumption. The FDA not only falsely softened the risk of seafood consumption due to carcinogenic contaminants such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the seafood supply, but also ignored individual FDA staff members who called for higher levels of contamination protection.


‘DNA Barcoding’ to Regulate Seafood Industry Through Genetic Scanning

Restaurants around the globe will soon be utilizing genetic identification technology to ensure that certain seafood meals are genuine. The DNA barcoding technique was approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in October, and is toted as a method of dealing with ‘fraudulent’ fish products.


Fraudulent Seafood | Are You Really Getting What You Think You Are?

Government inspections find an average of 37% of seafood fraudulently identified. The most common mis-labelings are for red snapper, cod, wild salmon and grouper. Most fish purchased in the US is imported but the FDA currently inspects less than 2% of these fish.