The easier way to clean fish
Responding to concerns that some seafood has unsafe levels of mercury and PCBs, EcoFish of Dover, N.H., now offers canned tuna and salmon that is independently tested for those contaminants by Seafood Safe LLC and carries a label that tells consumers how many servings they can safely eat.
The American Heart Association and the U.S. Department of Agriculture recommend eating seafood for its low saturated fat and omega-3 fatty acids, but until now few companies have tested for the presence of mercury or PCBs, so consumers have had to weigh the risks for themselves.
Mary Jane McCraven of EcoFish said, "[Seafood Safe] does random testing, and if they find levels of those contaminants that are higher than what's recommend by the EPA, we dump it."
BioETHICS vs. BIO
April 8 looms large on the calendars of activists who campaign against genetically modified organisms, when Joint International GMOpposition Day will coincide with some worldwide biotechnology events. As the Biotechnology Industry Organization convention meets April 8 in Chicago, American activists plan to hold a counterconvention, BioETHICS 2006.
Jeffrey Smith, director of the Institute for Responsible Technology, has released a three-DVD compilation of documentaries about the risks of genetically modified foods for the April 8 events and for Earth Day, April 2
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