April 20, 2011
How nice. One year after the BP oil spill Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam came out and said:
“We can say with science on our side that this is the most tested seafood and it is safe to consume.”
CNN was also hyping the very same story, essentially saying the fish is safe to eat. However CNN took it a step further by saying that:
“You could eat 62 lbs of gulf shrimp per day for 5 years before a person would reach contamination levels that would be harmful to their health.”
This is out right propaganda and should be taken with a grain of salt.
The very same broadcast was mentioning how the tourism industry around the gulf is making a come back, and how the State of Louisiana has big money invested into a PR (public relations) campaign.
Once again the government profiting at the expense of the health and lives of it’s very own citizens.