A study led by East Carolina University, with compadres from the University of Maryland, Oregon State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and the U.S. Geological Survey, (but not any universities from Louisiana, Alabama, Florida or Mississippi?) confirmed that oil has affected the Gulf’s ecosystem not only during the blowout, but is also still entering the food system.
Shrimp season may have just opened in the Gulf, but as people show concern over the safety of Gulf seafood, individuals and businesses may begin to look elsewhere, most likely to imports.
The Gulf has had a rough few years: monstrous hurricanes, then floods, now oil spills. It’s no wonder that the government and industry are trying to bolster consumer confidence in [ … ]