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Seafood businesses welcome increased marketing
Over the next three years, the state’s Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services plans to spend $20 million to enhance capabilities of its laboratories to inspect seafood and increase public confidence in seafood caught in the Gulf of Mexico.
That seems to be good news for some local business owners who believe increased efforts to spread the word about the safety of seafood caught in the Gulf of Mexico will benefit the local industry.
The state department reported laboratory testing shows seafood from Florida is “safe and plentiful and have not been affected by the oil spill.”
Exclusive: Multiple independent lab tests confirm oil in Gulf shrimp
Experts operating states apart confirm toxic content in not just shrimp, but crab and fish too
The federal government is going out of its way to assure the public that seafood pulled from recently reopened Gulf of Mexico waters is safe to consume, in spite of the largest accidental release of crude oil in America's history.
However, testing methodologies used by the government to deem areas of water safe for commercial fishing are woefully inadequate and permit high levels of toxic compounds to slip into the human food chain, according to a series of scientific and medical professionals interviewed by Raw Story.
Originally posted by TechVampyre
I don't care what anyone says..You could NOT pay me to eat that sea food.!