Whole Foods bans Maine lobsters from stores, putting it in hot water with state politicians
A move by Whole Foods to pull Maine lobsters from shelves, which was triggered by a storewide policy tied to ocean conservation sustainability ratings, has now put the grocery chain in conflict with a bipartisan group of New England’s political leaders and its seafood industry. Explaining its…#mainelobster #maine #lobster #lobsterfishery #stewardshipcouncil #seafood #marinestewardship #gulf #pullmaine #whales (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 29, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Thai Union Group Stewards The Future Of Our Seas
“Our business depends on the health of our oceans.” Thai Union Group (TUG)’s mantra perfectly sums up the emerging form of capitalism – We First Capitalism – necessary to sustain all the shareholders in our collective future even as we grow our businesses. With sales exceeding $4.1 billion and a…#thaiunion #tug #brennan #seafood #union #tuna #oceans #unionnorth #sea #sustainability (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How People With Diabetes Can Lower Stroke Risk
After spending nearly two decades trying to manage her Type 2 diabetes, Agnes Czuchlewski landed in the emergency room in 2015, with news that she’d just experienced a heart attack. She also learned that she had metabolic syndrome, a cluster of conditions that includes diabetes but also brings higher risk of heart disease and stroke. “Because I needed to lose quite a bit of weight when I was first diagnosed, I was focused on the number I saw on the scale, and then on my blood-sugar numbers,” recalls Czuchlewski, 68, who lives in New York City. “I didn’t realize other numbers came into play, li...
Source: TIME: Health - November 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elizabeth Millard Tags: Uncategorized Disease healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Evidence suggests pandemic came from nature, not a lab, panel says
The acrimonious debate over the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic flared up again this week with a report from an expert panel concluding that SARS-CoV-2 likely spread naturally in a zoonotic jump from an animal to humans—without help from a lab. “Our paper recognizes that there are different possible origins, but the evidence towards zoonosis is overwhelming,” says co-author Danielle Anderson, a virologist at the University of Melbourne. The report, which includes an analysis that found the peer-reviewed literature overwhelmingly supports the zoonotic hypotheses, appeared in the Proceedings of the Na...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 10, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

Swapping meat for seafood provides greater nutrition and reduced climate impacts, study reveals
Researchers from Dalhousie University in Canada calculated the nutritional density and climate impacts of different sources of fish and compared them to popular meats like beef and pork. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Has the Chinese wet market at centre of Covid origin secretly RE-OPENED? Images suggest so
The images, taken from Google Earth, show rows of skinned beasts dangling from drying racks at the controversial Huanan Seafood Market in Wuhan. It was shut down in January 2020. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 31, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is raw sewage doing to the UK ’s rivers and seas? – podcast
Holidaymakers heading to British beaches and rivers were faced with a very unpleasant problem this summer – raw sewage. The sewage system usually carries rainwater and dirty wastewater from bathrooms and kitchens to treatment works but during ‘exceptional events’ such as heavy rainfall, when it is likely to be overwhelmed, raw sewage can be diverted and discharged into rivers and seas.Available data shows that in 2021, water companies released untreated sewage into waterways for 2.7m hours – with many discharge pipe monitors not working or left uninstalled. Madeleine Finlay speaks to reporter Helena Horton about wh...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 30, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Produced and presented by Madeleine Finlay with Helena Horton, additional production by Jacqui Wakefield, sound design by Rudi Zygadlo, and the executive producer was Max Sanderson Tags: Environment Pollution Water UK news Source Type: news

Covid in China: Hippo, fish and crabs get PCR tests
Officials in the city of Xiamen have ordered PCR tests for seafood after some 40 people got Covid. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A sustainable seafood alternative: lab-grown fish sticks
NPR's Ayesha Rascoe talks with Bluu Seafood COO Chris Dammann about the company's new cultivated cell fish products - fish sticks and fish balls. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Angela Rasmussen on Covid-19: ‘This origins discussion is the worst thing about Twitter’
Did Sars-CoV-2 emerge from a Huanan market stall or a lab? For the American virologist, who has been abused online for defending a ‘natural’ origin, the evidence is clearAngela Rasmussen studies the interactions between hosts and pathogens and how they shape disease. Before the pandemic, she worked on the emerging viruses that cause Middle East respiratory syndrome (Mers), Ebola, dengue and avian flu. Then, when Covid-19 erupted,the American virologist, who works at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada, was drawn into the debate over where it came from. She has beenamong the most vocal scientists on Twitter defendi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 13, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Laura Spinney Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science Culture Source Type: news

Why Animals Are Less Vulnerable Than Humans to BA.5 and Omicron
For more than two years, COVID-19 has had its way with humanity. But humans are not the only victims of the virus. The disease, which leading theories still indicate spilled over from animals to humans in a Wuhan, China seafood wholesale market, has now infected pets and animals from farms, laboratories, and zoos. It has also found its way into the wild, infecting many non-domesticated species. COVID-19 now appears to be widespread throughout the animal kingdom, according to a recent study in the journal Scientific Data that provides the first global case count of COVID-19 cases in animals. But there’s good news: ot...
Source: TIME: Health - August 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

HR Leadership Award Winner 2022: Brandie Hogg, Pacific Seafood
"My role is to engage, inspire, nurture and support team members and be strategic business partners with company leaders so they can lead a team to excel. ” (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 28, 2022 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Denise Szott Source Type: news

Two Studies Further Confirm COVID's Origins in Wuhan Market
WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2022 – Two new studies strongly suggest that COVID-19 most likely began with a jump to humans from animals sold at the Huanan Seafood Market in Wuhan, China. It’s not clear from what type of animal the virus jumped to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 27, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New studies bolster theory the coronavirus emerged from the wild, not a Chinese lab
The research, published by the journal Science, shows that the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market was likely the early epicenter. #epicenter (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New studies agree that animals sold at Wuhan market are most likely what started Covid-19 pandemic
In June, the World Health Organization recommended that scientists continue to research all possible origins of the Covid-19 pandemic, including a lab leak. Two newly published studies take totally different approaches but arrive at the same conclusion: The Huanan Seafood Market in Wuhan, China, was most likely the epicenter for the coronavirus. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news