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Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, who doubles as President Barack Obama's point man on Gulf Coast oil spill recovery, is pressing America's armed services to consume as much Gulf seafood as possible.
In a meeting Monday with Ewell Smith, executive director of the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board, Mabus reaffirmed his commitment to using the tools at his disposal to help the Gulf seafood industry recover from the damage the BP oil spill has done in reality and perception. The board is gearing up for a large-scale national marketing campaign, with $30 million in BP money and millions more in federal dollars, to reassure restaurants and markets across the country that Gulf seafood is sa
"He expressed what we wanted to hear: He is in favor of the federal government buying seafood from the Gulf," said Smith, who said he would like to see Gulf seafood as the choice throughout the public domain, "whether it's the military or prison systems or school systems."
Originally posted by v1rtu0s0
Why would they be specifically urged to eat Gulf seafood? I don't get it.
Originally posted by hoghead cheese
They have bribed politicians into doing this. They know that the civilian buyers of their seafood won't buy it because they aren't stupd.
Originally posted by Flighty
reply to post by wcitizen
It does sound like their usual kill two birds with one stone agenda.
Make the dosh and then let them die.
Can't believe how the military are blatantly used as guinea pigs, from vaccinations to this kind of stuff.
I wouldn't join the military for a million dollars, seriously.
This is an executive branch decision. It is being done to miminize the public's awarness that the sea food is being rejected and the industry is failing