This past summer a group of 14 scientists—known as the Maternal Nutrition Group— met for one day in Chicago to write new recommendations on mothers-to-be eating fish. Drawing on five years of research (beginning 2002, a year after a major mercury in fish warning and 2 years after the next warning in 2004) into the health pluses and minuses of fish-eating, the Group pronounced that it was good for pregnant women to eat at least 12 ounces of fish a week.
October 23, 2007
The Pentagon appears to have been overpaying (by hundreds of millions of dollars,) for the food it serves to U.S. forces overseas. The leading characters in this story are Sara Lee, Perdue Chicken, ConAgra, a multi-billion dollar Kuwaiti firm called Public Warehousing, and a handful of shady figures who seem to spend their careers alternating between the military and food suppliers.
October 22, 2007
With an estimated one-third of ocean fisheries already past the point of collapse, some scientists are predicting a complete collapse of world seafood stocks by 2050. If the thought of your favorite species disappearing off the menu
scares you, think about the ecological ramifications: beach closures to
a rise in harmful algae and coastal flooding.
October 11, 2007