Thursday, July 13


Please don't confuse this post with the one from a week ago. That was Mad Cow 6, this is Mad Cow 7. But again, we're talking about Canada, a country halfway around the world. Relax. And try not to think about the fact that this cow was born after the feed ban began to be "enforced" and that government officials promised more "cases will continue to be found."

"Sporadically," of course... you know, like these last two in the space of a week.

Tuesday, July 11


Whoops! Yet another indication that consumers should further limit their consumption of fish.

Defenders of Wildlife sponsored tests that found many imports of canned tuna have mercury levels higher than the federal limit. Also, their lab found higher levels of mercury even in light tuna, which the says is "low in mercury." The AP story notes that "The FDA says it's safe to eat two meals a week of fish and shellfish that are lower in mercury, such as canned light tuna, shrimp, salmon, pollock and catfish," but "Defenders of Wildlife said people should limit light tuna to one meal each week, instead of two, and avoid canned tuna that says it is imported on the label."