New York Times Reports on the Challenges of Fish Consumption: Sorting Out Which and How Much Fish to Eat

Published Mar 25, 2014

“Fish is often called ‘brain food.’ It’s an excellent source of lean protein, rich in nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins and iodine, and pregnant women are encouraged to eat it. There’s just one, ah, catch: Fish also may have mercury, which can harm the developing brain.

Two advocacy organizations sued the Food and Drug Administration last week, demanding that the agency require canned and packaged fish to carry labels informing consumers of the mercury content, and that federal officials force grocery stores and fish markets to display information if they sell fish high in mercury.”

  • This excerpt was taken from a blog in the New York Times. To read the entire article, click here.