Anyone that is a seafood lover has mostly likely been made aware of the warnings regarding seafood. There are certainly enough scary claims to make one wonder whether they should stick to land mammals for their protein. We've endured headlines about potential radiation due to Fukushima. We've been inundated with claims that imported seafood is laced with drugs and chemicals. We've even been lead to believe that all farmed seafood has been raised on aminal feces. Then on top of it all are the more current reports about the mislabeling of fish.
While this writer is not a scientist nor an investigative reporter, there is one thing about all these reports that is troublesome. There are plenty of questions that come to mind like who is behind thse scare tactics? Why all the attention to seafood? Who benefits from a panic about seafood?
We may never know the answers to these questions but we can see first hand the results of what is going on. Seafood prices are skyrocketing. Fisherman are experiencing slow sales and some are even going out of business while beef and chicken farming conglomerates are benefiting. All this because of a few articles and a push to scare the American people perhaps to fulfill an agenda of some sort.
Common sense tells this writer that there is far more to the story and until there is evidence that our seafood supply is any more dangerous than the mass-produced, hormone-enhanced, inhumanely-treated alternatives readers can count on more seafood restaurant reviews and seafood informational articles. With a little care any shopper can make choices at the seafood counter that are eco-friendly and safe.