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Seafood Contaminated by Neutrogena, Johnson & Johnson Products

A new study confirms that fish and seafood contaminated with harmful plastic fragments can be traced back to products like Neutrogena’s Deep Clean and Johnson & Johnson’s Clean & Clear. According to the International Campaign Against Microbeads In Cosmetics, microbeads pass into household waste water streams directly and are too small to be retained by the standard […]

July 22nd

Fish Aren’t Swimming Vegetables, & Inmates’ Religious Freedom Exists: Buddhist Inmate Seeks Vegetarian Diet

Last week a vegetarian Buddhist inmate appealed to PETA for help: contrary to both observable reality and his religious beliefs, prison officials claim that fish flesh is appropriate for vegetarian meals. The Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Institution in Uncasville, CT apparently disregards inmate Howard Cosby’s right to religious expression, insisting that deceased aquatic creatures don’t count as ‘meat.’

September 7th

New Study: Eating Fish for Heart Health? Not So Fast!

A new study suggests that mercury and Omega-3’s affect heart health in contradictory ways, making fish a less-than-ideal source for these healthy fatty acids. To skip the mercury, skip the intermediary: go directly to the source! Plant-based Omega-3’s provide the same heart health benefits, but without the mercury — and without the environmental devastation or unnecessary suffering and death, while we’re at it. What a bargain!

September 4th

Tips for Choosing Seafood Wisely

Choosing seafood wisely can reduce environmental impact and keep you in good health. Here are some tips from the Smart Seafood Guide 2011: Avoid the dirty dozen – the twelve most contaminated fish species. Some of the dirty dozen include cod, farmed salmon, farmed shrimp and tuna. Here is the complete list. Even if they […]

July 13th