A study published in the Environmental Health Perspective journal reveals the FDA approved the sale of seafood tainted with petroleum.
After the worst oil spill in history occurred off the coast of Louisiana in 2010, sea life in the area became contaminated with toxic petroleum. The FDA was tasked with keeping a close eye on seafood coming from Gulf waters. Disturbingly, much of what has been caught and approved for sale by the FDA contained 10,000 times the healthy limit of petroleum contaminants. Contaminated products were approved for sale because the FDA inspection system is a severely flawed.
The FDA seafood inspection process is referred to as the “sniff test” and inspectors check the seafood for petroleum contaminants by smelling the product. This latest study however reveals that the sniff test, while effective at detecting some contaminants, fails to detect those that are odorless. Researchers found that 100% of the Gulf shrimp and fish had petroleum deposits in their digestive tracts.
The FDA has yet to comment on the latest research and has always insisted that Gulf seafood is safe. For now, seafood can eaters rest assured that somewhere, someone from the FDA has smelled your clams. You’re welcome.
I hate when people say, “You’re really going to trust what PETA says?”
Because come on, are YOU really going to trust what the USDA and the meat industry say?
I don’t trust PETA… they lie all the time. Most vegans don’t even like PETA, maybe you should stop eating the lies fed to you by the media…