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Don’t let fall salmon run send you running to emergency room

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Editor’s note: This column by Michelle Jarvie was originally published by the Michigan State University Service and is reprinted here with permission. When I think of fall and the leaves start to turn, I think salmon fishing. September often marks the beginning of the fall pacific salmon migration in the Great Lakes. Depending on where… Continue Reading

Fish tales: Angler offers tips on safest options for fish lovers

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Apart from the fact that fish is rich in protein and low in saturated fat, it is also a good source of omega-3, a fatty acid which is known to reduce the risk of abnormal heartbeats that can cause sudden death. The same fatty acid also helps to decrease triglyceride levels, lower blood pressure, and… Continue Reading

Report: ‘Bycatch’ Blamed for Nine Dirty Ocean Fisheries Off U.S. Shores

An international conservation organization working to protect the world’s oceans is out with a report naming the nine dirtiest U.S. fisheries. The report says the equivalent of 1 billion seafood meals per year are being thrown back into the oceans. The list contained in the new report from the group Oceana addresses the “bycatch,” which… Continue Reading

GM Food Labeling in California Goes Down in Defeat

By a much larger margin than expected, California voters have decided they can live without labels on genetically modified food, a decision that means the state will not be at odds with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s policy of not labeling GM foods, which goes back more than two decades. By a vote… Continue Reading

There is More for Food Voters to Chew Over Than Just Proposition 37

Voters in 38 states Tuesday will decide upon 174 statewide ballot measures, and perhaps luckily, none are specifically about food safety. But like California’s highly touted Proposition 37 to require labeling of food made from genetically modified crops, several states are deciding on ballot measures that at least kick around the edges of food safety… Continue Reading