From Babies to Baby-Boomers: USDA’s New 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines Say Start Seafood Early for a Lifetime of Benefits

Tue, 29 Dec 2020 18:36:22 +0000


The Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) are really important—they inform what’s in school lunches; Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) food packages; and nutrition programs for older adults. The DGA are also really long: 164 pages to be exact. Because most Americans are not sifting through every page of the science-based guidance, we’re here to highlight … Continue reading From Babies to Baby-Boomers: USDA’s New 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines Say Start Seafood Early for a Lifetime of Benefits

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2021 Virtual Global Seafood Market Conference and Webinar Series

Mon, 07 Dec 2020 21:29:08 +0000


The GSMC 2021 Virtual Conference, February 1-5, will feature the Plenary Sessions you have come to rely on from GSMC, including sessions on Retail, Food Service, Finance and the Economy, Alternative Proteins and more. As a registered GSMC attendee, you will automatically be registered for all the GSMC Webinars. We will frequently be updating the website … Continue reading 2021 Virtual Global Seafood Market Conference and Webinar Series

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This We Know for Sure: Eating Fish Benefits Heart Health

Thu, 19 Nov 2020 20:12:17 +0000


Seafood Strongly Associated with Heart Health Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., so it’s critical to use clear and actionable language every chance we get about how people can help keep maintain heart health. One of the foods most strongly associated with reduced heart disease risk is fish.  It is estimated … Continue reading This We Know for Sure: Eating Fish Benefits Heart Health

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Patagonia’s Seafood Sustainability Misses the Boat

Wed, 11 Nov 2020 15:51:17 +0000


In May of 2019, the Patagonia clothing company launched a marketing effort masquerading as an eco-campaign and they’re back at it again. People know they sell fleeces.  But few know they also sell fish.  Its niche salmon may be a decent product.   While the company sells $700 parkas, Patagonia’s seafood sustainability almost completely misses the … Continue reading Patagonia’s Seafood Sustainability Misses the Boat

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Vitamin D Foods: Seafood, and Your Immune System

Tue, 20 Oct 2020 15:38:47 +0000


New Report Reaffirms Seafood’s Important Role in the Diet The 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee recently put out a Scientific Report reaffirming the well-established, lifelong benefits of eating seafood—from boosting brain and eye development in babies to supporting heart and brain function and a healthy weight for adults. But, what about vitamin D foods? Most … Continue reading Vitamin D Foods: Seafood, and Your Immune System

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Expert Debunks College Student’s Research Project Alleging “Traces” of Dolphin Bycatch in Canned Tuna

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 20:00:26 +0000


“A study by a food engineering student…” That’s how a recent item from Seafood Source begins, describing alleged evidence of the presence of bycatch in samples of canned tuna purchased in Mexico. Specifically, the study purported to show that of fifteen cans of tuna purchased in Mexico, “three were found to contain traces of dolphin … Continue reading Expert Debunks College Student’s Research Project Alleging “Traces” of Dolphin Bycatch in Canned Tuna

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Coronavirus and Food: Media Continues to Bury the Lead

Tue, 08 Sep 2020 21:02:17 +0000


Global health organizations continue to find there is no evidence of food or food packaging being associated with the transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19. Virus Surviving on Surfaces Is Not New We continue to see poor reporting, and worse headlines, about studies that show SARS-CoV-2 can survive on surfaces, including food. This is … Continue reading Coronavirus and Food: Media Continues to Bury the Lead

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New Aquaculture Marketing Effort: Today’s Farmed Fish

Tue, 01 Sep 2020 17:29:37 +0000


Aquaculture More than half of the seafood Americans eat each year is farmed, and with fish farming (aquaculture) recognized as the fastest growing form of food production in the world, that percentage is poised to rise with a growing global population. Yet, even with the prevalence of sustainable, nutritious farmed fish in the diet, some … Continue reading New Aquaculture Marketing Effort: Today’s Farmed Fish

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Facing Facts: Coronavirus, Food Safety and The Media

Tue, 25 Aug 2020 19:35:00 +0000


Coronavirus is a deadly pandemic that should be taken seriously. There is no question about that. However, how the media reports on it and the studies that purport to offer insight into it need to take the same sober and detailed approach or risk presenting misinformation. A new Fox News headline announces Live coronavirus found … Continue reading Facing Facts: Coronavirus, Food Safety and The Media

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Reporting on Microplastics in Seafood Needs Perspective

Thu, 20 Aug 2020 20:53:54 +0000


A recent Australian study about microplastics has been making headlines the past few weeks. The researchers tested a small handful of seafood products – 5 wild blue crabs, 10 oysters, 10 farmed shrimp, 10 wild squid and 10 wild sardines – and found trace amounts of microplastics in the samples. It’s important to note a … Continue reading Reporting on Microplastics in Seafood Needs Perspective

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