Saturday, October 12


CNN brings us the truism that Bad fish can make you sick. Bad fish! Bad! The Wall Street Journal puts it more soberly, as 'Healthy' Seafood Can Still Pose a Serious Illness Threat. Both of them (rightly) mock the notion of fish as a safe and healthy alternative to beef, exposing the prevalance of listeria and other foodborne diseases in a lot of different, popular types of fish. And Korea reports that 20% of fish imports (especially from China, Norway and India) are contaminated with food-poisoning bacteria. What all this misses, though, is that whether or not you heat something to 160 degrees, there's disproportionate amounts of dioxin and other deadly chemicals building up in the fatty tissue of all wild fish.

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