How Safe Is Our Food from the Sea?

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Recent warnings about farm-raised salmon reveal that different government agencies have distinct standards for evaluating food safety. Contamination that-s acceptable to the Food and Drug Administration is banned outright by the Environmental Protection Agency. Meantime, tribes who live off the oceans above the Arctic Circle have become the unwitting laboratory rats for industrial civilization, as Inuit breast milk has been found to contain enormous concentrations of Mercury and the banned chemicals called PCB-s. If the most nutritious food of all has become a poison, how safe is our food from the sea? We hear from Canada's Northern Contaminants Program, the National Environmental Trust, the Institute of Food Technology, the author of an article on a recent farmed salmon study and researcher who first identified the pollutants among the Inuit.
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Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq

Wright's article on US attempt to salvage transition

United Nations

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

UN Environmental Program on Persistent Organic Pollutants

World Health Organization (WHO) on food contamination

Defense of Marriage Act (HR 3396; 1996)

Goodridge v Massachusetts Department of Public Health



Warren Olney