Vitamin D Foods: Seafood, and Your Immune System

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


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 people know that seafood is good for them (even … Continue reading Vitamin D Foods: Seafood, and Your Immune System

The post Vitamin D Foods: Seafood, and Your Immune System appeared first on About Seafood.

Read More >

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

The post Expert Debunks College Student’s Research Project Alleging “Traces” of Dolphin Bycatch in Canned Tuna appeared first on About Seafood.

Read More >

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

The post Coronavirus and Food: Media Continues to Bury the Lead appeared first on About Seafood.

Read More >

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

The post New Aquaculture Marketing Effort: Today’s Farmed Fish appeared first on About Seafood.

Read More >

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

The post Facing Facts: Coronavirus, Food Safety and The Media appeared first on About Seafood.

Read More >

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

The post Reporting on Microplastics in Seafood Needs Perspective appeared first on About Seafood.

Read More >

Good Housekeeping / Bad Housekeeping

Thu, 28 May 2020 15:28:45 +0000


Everyone is entitled to their favorite brand or variety of canned tuna, and we don’t begrudge the writers and editors at Good Housekeeping for sharing a list of theirs with their readers. There are lots of perfectly fine reasons to prefer one kind over another. Maybe it’s the flavor, varieties or ingredients; maybe it’s availability … Continue reading Good Housekeeping / Bad Housekeeping

The post Good Housekeeping / Bad Housekeeping appeared first on About Seafood.

Read More >

HuffPo’s Latest No-No

Wed, 29 Apr 2020 18:16:33 +0000


In the Huffington Post, a freelance journalist and “brand strategist” offers advice on buying and eating canned tuna which, she says, is “especially relevant…in the age of the coronavirus pandemic’s shelter-in-place mandates.” Canned tuna has always been a widely available, affordable, and nutrient-packed pantry staple, but given the unique stakes of the moment, it’s even … Continue reading HuffPo’s Latest No-No

The post HuffPo’s Latest No-No appeared first on About Seafood.

Read More >

A New USC Study Supports the Scientific Consensus on Moms and Seafood

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 19:34:43 +0000


A new USC seafood study on the connection between maternal seafood consumption and children’s health was recently released. And while the study isn’t the last word on the matter it is consistent with the overwhelming scientific consensus that seafood consumption has real and lasting benefits for expectant mothers and growing children.   The media coverage … Continue reading A New USC Study Supports the Scientific Consensus on Moms and Seafood

The post A New USC Study Supports the Scientific Consensus on Moms and Seafood appeared first on About Seafood.

Read More >

Times Like These Call For Safe, Healthy Seafood

Wed, 18 Mar 2020 17:25:54 +0000


The medical and nutrition community, globally, agree; seafood is the healthiest animal protein on the planet. A stream of recommendations and reports scream Eat These Foods Now to Boost Your Immunity, What to eat to stay healthy and happy and 11 Healthy Long-Lasting Foods For Self-Isolation. Seafood is, and has been, on the front lines … Continue reading Times Like These Call For Safe, Healthy Seafood

The post Times Like These Call For Safe, Healthy Seafood appeared first on About Seafood.

Read More >