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Mislabeled Fish Raise Food Allergy Risk

Mislabeled Fish Raise Food Allergy Risk

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Nearly 40 percent of seafood sold in New York City is mislabeled, according to a conservation group’s new report on a fishy practice that spells trouble for people with food allergies.“Recent testing has …

AquaBounty Hoping to Serve DNA-Altered Salmon on US Plates

AquaBounty Hoping to Serve DNA-Altered Salmon on US Plates

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Deep in the rainforests of Panama, in a secret location behind padlocked gates, barbed-wire fences and over a rickety wooden bridge, grows what could be the most debated food product of our time.It may look like th…

Seafood from Asia Raised on Pig Waste, Says News Report

Seafood from Asia Raised on Pig Waste, Says News Report

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Seafood raised on pig feces and crawling with flies is being sold to U.S. consumers, according to a new report.The November issue of Bloomberg Markets magazine, in a piece on food poisoning and safety, says that it…

Study Links Prenatal Mercury Exposure to ADHD Symptoms

Study Links Prenatal Mercury Exposure to ADHD Symptoms

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — A new study highlights the difficulty pregnant women face while eating for two, finding that more mercury exposure leads to a higher incidence of ADHD symptoms, while more fish consumption — the main source of mercu…

Genetically Modified Fish a Threat to Natural Species?

Genetically Modified Fish a Threat to Natural Species?

Artist’s Rendering. iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A species of bright neon green pet fish that were created by scientists could threaten native fish species off of Florida’s coasts, according to scientists.The Electric Green Tetra, part …

Fish Fraud: Is Your Snapper Really Tilapia?

Fish Fraud: Is Your Snapper Really Tilapia?

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Take a close look at that fish you buy from the grocery store or the sushi you order from a restaurant. It might not be what you think it is.The conservation group Oceana recently sampled 96 supermarkets, restauran…

Seafood Caught in Fukushima Back on Sale in Japan

Seafood Caught in Fukushima Back on Sale in Japan

Sankei via Getty Images(TOKYO) — For the first time since last year’s nuclear disaster in Japan, people in Fukushima Prefecture are once again getting a taste of seafood caught in their own backyard.Fisherman in Fukushima began selling their catch at …

Fishy Business: US Agency Tries to Prevent Net Weight Fraud

Fishy Business: US Agency Tries to Prevent Net Weight Fraud

Medioimages/Photodisc/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The National Marine Fisheries Service wants to make sure that the pricey pound of scallops you buy is indeed a pound of scallops.Although layering fish with ice — “overglazing ”– and plumpin…

Giant Whale Shark Reeled In By Pakistani Fisherman

Giant Whale Shark Reeled In By Pakistani Fisherman

ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images(ISLAMABAD) — Big catch is an understatement!A 40-foot long whale shark was found dead near Karachi, Pakistan, the Express Tribune, a Pakistani newspaper reports. Mehmood Khan, the owner of the Charai Fishery, said the whal…

Bluefin Tuna Sells for Record $736K at Toyko Fish Market

Bluefin Tuna Sells for Record $736K at Toyko Fish Market

YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images(TOKYO) — If the price of premium tuna is any indication of the country’s economic state, then Japan’s finances are in good order for 2012.At Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market a bluefin tuna caught off the n…

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