Is BP lobbying to increase the amount of oil allowed in Gulf seafood?


Gulf Seafood: Who Decides How Safe Is Safe?, AOL News, June 29, 2010:

"Government decisions on what should or should not be done with potentially contaminated food are often influenced by everyone who has a stake in the outcome," says Jay Shimshack, an assistant professor of environmental economics at Tulane University. ...

[T]he wording of the public advisories is crucial. ...

[M]ost officials and business owners say they haven't seen FDA personnel on the shrimp or crabbing boats, on the docks or in the processing plants. ...

 [Walton Dickhoff, a research scientist and division director at NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service lab] says... "The discussions that we have been having with EPA and FDA is to determine what's an appropriate level of (seafood) consumption and risk?" ...

http://www.aolnews.com/gulf-oil-spill/article/gulf-seafood-after-the-oil-spill-who-decides-how-safe-is-safe/19534995

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