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Friday, February 14, 2014
Aquaculture America 2014: Good Food Safety Crucial for Aquaponics
US - As an up-coming industry, aquaponic systems need to have excellent food safety. Sarah Taber, Director of Food Safety at the Aquaponics Association, discusses...
Friday, January 31, 2014
Heavy Metals in Asian Carp not a Health Concern to Most
US - Researchers at the Prairie Research Institute's Illinois Natural History Survey have found that overall, concentrations of arsenic, selenium, and mercury in...
Friday, January 10, 2014
Tests Show Puget Sound Geoduck Clams Safe to Eat
US - Arsenic tests by Washington State health officials have found that geoducks from Poverty Bay in Puget Sound are safe to eat....
Monday, December 30, 2013
US Consumers Confused about GMOs
US - Over half of US consumers express some level of concern about genetically-modified organisms (GMOs)....
Monday, December 16, 2013
China Bans Imports of Shellfish from US West Coast
CHINA and US - China has suspended imports of shellfish from the west coast of the United States, an unprecedented move that cuts off a $270 million Northwest industry...
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Is Income Set to Become Dominant Driver of Global Food System?
US - Per capita income is set to eclipse population growth as the dominant driver of change in the global food system, says a Purdue researcher noted for his work...
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Demand for Details on Food Labels Includes Good and Bad
US - It's no surprise that labels are becoming the "go to" place when people have questions about how food is produced. But new Cornell University research finds...
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
FDA to Help Ensure the Safety of Food for Animals
US - The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a proposed rule under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) aimed at improving the safety of food for...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Farmed and Wild Fish in a Moment of Harmony
ANALYSIS - As part of New York’s ongoing Nordic Food Festival, the Norwegian Seafood Council hosted a roundtable with journalists to help tackle some of the misconceptions...
Monday, September 02, 2013
Researchers Track Antibiotic-resistant Strains of Salmonella from Farm to Fork
US - Continuing research on Salmonella may enable researchers to identify and track strains of antibiotic resistant bacteria as they evolve and spread, according...
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Ocean Fish Acquire more Mercury at Depth
US - Mercury—a common industrial toxin—is carried through the atmosphere before settling on the ocean and entering the marine food web. Now, exciting new research...
Friday, August 09, 2013
Promising Future for Kelp Farming in New England
ANALYSIS - In order to feed a rapidly growing population, there will need to be a greater focus on food farmed in the ocean. Kelp has been highlighted as a possible...
Friday, July 19, 2013
Seafood Still Considered Good Source of Nutrients; Consumers Confused on Safety
US - Seafood continues to be a proven strong nutrient-rich food providing essential vitamins, minerals and omega-3 fatty acids, but consumers and some toxicologists...
Jamaica's Agricultural Sector Must Produce More
JAMAICA - Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Roger Clarke, has said that with Jamaica's vulnerability to natural disasters and dependence on food imports, the...
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Significant Harmful Algal Bloom Predicted in Western Lake Erie
US - NOAA and its research partners predict that the 2013 western Lake Erie harmful algal bloom (HAB) season will have a significant bloom of cyanobacteria, a toxic...
Friday, June 14, 2013
Monterey Bay Aquarium Rates MSC Certified Seafood as Recommended Buy
US - The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) received another independent confirmation of the scientific rigor and credibility of its certification and ecolabelling...
Monday, June 10, 2013
Alaska Fish Factor: Salmon, Crab Fisheries Starting Up
US - Amidst the salmon fisheries starting up all across the state, several Alaska crab seasons also get underway each summer. In mid-June, the summer Dungeness crab...
Campaign Groups Petition President Obama over Misuse of Antibiotics
US - Campaign groups in the US have sent a petition signed by 795 health professionals to President Barack Obama, urging him to pressure the Food and Drug Administration...
Thursday, June 06, 2013
Farmed Salmon Raises Blood Levels of Omega-3s
US - People who eat farm-raised salmon can increase their intake of beneficial omega-3 fatty acids to levels that may help reduce their risk of heart disease, according...
Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Aquaculture is Supplying Seafood to a Growing Demand
US - The growing demand for seafood around the world is offering some opportunities for alternative production systems....
Congresswomen Votes Against Antibiotic Bill
US - Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter, who has mounted a campaign against the misuse and over use of antibiotics, has voted against a bill designed to control their...
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Microsite Exposes Faces Behind Myths About Fish and Mercury
US - The National Fisheries Institute (NFI) has launched a new microsite to correct what it calls 'dangerous misinformation' about seafood and mercury. ...
Thursday, May 02, 2013
Electron-Beam Pasteurisation of Raw Oysters May Improve Food Safety
US - To address the issue of health risk from eating raw oysters, researchers and scientists have studied how electron-beam pasteurisation of raw oysters may reduce...
Friday, April 12, 2013
Extreme Algae Blooms: The New Normal?
US - A 2011 record-breaking algae bloom in Lake Erie was triggered by long-term agricultural practices coupled with extreme precipitation, followed by weak lake...
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Research Enables Fishermen to Harvest Shellfish on Georges Bank
US - With new understanding of toxic algal blooms (Harmful Algal Blooms) in Georges Bank fishery, fishermen are now able to harvest ocean quahogs and surf clams...
Thursday, April 04, 2013
Eating Fish Associated with Lower Risk of Dying Among Older Adults
US - Older adults who have higher levels of blood omega-3 levels—fatty acids found almost exclusively in fatty fish and seafood—may be able to lower their overall...
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Bipartisan Senate, House Group Tackle Wasteful Catfish Inspection Programme
US - A bipartisan group of lawmakers from both the Senate and House are taking on a particularly wasteful use of taxpayer dollars by introducing legislation to amend...
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Oysters Safer to Eat with Improved Purification Method
US - Oregon State University has improved an old method of making oysters safer to eat so that more bacteria are removed without sacrificing taste and texture....
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
FDA Urged to Enforce Seafood Fraud Laws
US - As organisations prepare to release reports on fish fraud, the country’s largest seafood trade association says there is a fundamental problem with what some...
Monday, February 25, 2013
Is Seafood Fraud Passing Under the Net?
US - As an investigation by Oceana revealed that a third of seafood sampled in the United States is mislabeled, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reiterated...
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