Tuesday, April 15


California is suing restaurants over seafood, says the AP. And why? Because chains like Benihana, Red Lobster, Bennigan's and Outback "were not following guidelines requiring businesses to post warnings when they expose people to carcinogens" - namely, harmful levels of mercury. While downplaying the notion that people should avoid fish if they possibly can, Attorney General Bill Lockyer pointed out that "the fish listed in this lawsuit contain high levels of substances known to cause cancer, birth defects and reproductive harm." And that's when you're eating seafood that's not tainted with deadly botulism or listeria! A lawsuit about disclosing health risks, eh? Did somebody say "McDonalds?"

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