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Gulf fishermen wrinkling their noses at "smell tests"

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posted on Aug, 2 2010 @ 03:19 PM
Basically, the government (EPA) is saying you can tell tainted seafood by the smell. Fishermen aren't so sure and are worried about there still being oil or corexit on their catch that would not be detected by the smell. I can see why they would be worried. It doesn't make sense to me to be sniffing the stuff either. Kind of like huffing it, if you ask me. What do you think? Here's the link:

posted on Aug, 2 2010 @ 03:50 PM
reply to post by Skid Mark

Absolutely Ridiculous!!

Sure, you can tell if it is covered in oil, but you can't tell if it is safe to eat.

The oil-eating microbes and filter fish are being eaten by bigger and bigger predators up to and including humans. Therefore, it is not what's on the outside of the fish that concerns me. It is what's on the inside that counts!!

You would think that FDA would be the very people demanding strict scrutiny, but instead they are driven by headlines and profit margins. They don't want to do or say anything that could hurt the economy, so they say some silly bs like this?

If I eat some tainted fish, and I get sick or die, but there are 5 witnesses to account for me "smelling" of it first, who do I get to sue? I'm sure no food manufacturer in the world would get away with this in a court of law. Imagine the defense attorney telling the judge and jury that the food must have been fine if it smelled good enough to eat?

Our FDA can say this outlandish stuff, but regular people and businesses can't get away with it.

posted on Aug, 3 2010 @ 01:52 AM
reply to post by getreadyalready

I really do think they're trying to kill us sometimes. Dog ate my second line.

posted on Aug, 3 2010 @ 10:48 AM
anyone seen this lately ? "i would feed these fish to my family" year right

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