And so it begins: FDA Deputy Director calls independent seafood testing “JUNK SCIENCE”


The ‘Junk Science’ Behind Independent Seafood-Safety Tests, Louisiana Seafood Promotion & Marketing Board, February 10, 2011:

According to Don Kraemer, FDA’s Deputy Director in the Office of Food Safety, the agency has been surprised by the number of media stories that give credibility to “junk science” and questionable lab tests.

“We‘ve learned some things through this process about public messaging,” Kraemer said at a recent meeting with Louisiana seafood-industry leaders. “There were some environmental groups that we didn’t cater to, with our communications, and in retrospect, maybe we should have.

“We’re working now to address independent reports that aren’t scientifically sound. And we’ll continue to test seafood in the Gulf to demonstrate its safety.” ...

Read the article by the Louisiana Seafood Promotion & Marketing Board here.

Louisiana State University professor Linda Hooper-Bui commented:

I have followed both the government and the independent individual and environmental groups' testing. What about the independent tests is junk science? If you are going to make an accusation, then support it with facts. I see no evidence to support the position of this article. That is junk science!

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