Toxicologist: “We tested a good number of seafood samples and in 100 percent we found petroleum” — Gov’t tests “little more than a farce”


Experts operating states apart confirm toxic content in not just shrimp, but crab and fish too, Raw Story, November 10, 2010:

Dr. William Sawyer... said... "We found not only petroleum in the digestive tracts [of shrimp], but also in the edible portions of fish.

"We've collected shrimp, oysters and finned fish on their way to marketplace -- we tested a good number of seafood samples and in 100 percent we found petroleum."

The FDA says up to 100-PPM of oil and dispersant residue is safe to consume in finned fish, and 500-PPM is allowed for shellfish.

Dr. Sawyer, who has long been a vocal critic of these rules, called the government's tests "little more than a farce."

2 comments to Toxicologist: “We tested a good number of seafood samples and in 100 percent we found petroleum” — Gov’t tests “little more than a farce”

  • maryanne jacobsen

    Unfortunately, this mess will encourage the production of genetically engineered fish.

  • Say NO to Corporate America

    Thank you for the article! I am glad to see testing and I hate the results. But we knew it was just a matter of time... I hope people pay attention!

    I don't know if this is true and internet search showed nothing... but I just heard somebody independently tested fresh seafood bought in FL at one or two big-chain grocery stores; there is a recall. It is so bad you can not throw it away because it is considered TOXIC WASTE so you have to bring it back to the store.

    Sadly, many people won't believe it until there is a massive recall... it sure would be refreshing if it came from the GOV. Based on their history and this article, it doesn't look like GOV cares to do more than a farce/sniff test!

    There are many things when considered individually seem explicable or even rational, but when these things are considered collectively, they are entirely suspicious! PLEASE READ and SHARE the FACTS:
    http://saynotocorporateamerica.blogspot.com/

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