Sep 252014
 

Seafood Source logoSeveral doctors and organizations are encouraging the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to update its 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs) to include more seafood.

The USDA accepted public comments ahead of its public meeting on 16-17 September in Washington, D.C. This is the fifth and final public meeting before the USDA releases the final draft guidelines in early 2015.

Commenters in support of Americans eating more seafood are urging the USDA to recommend that the public eat two to three seafood meals weekly, while some individuals and organizations say the USDA should caution Americans to eat only eat sustainable seafood and seafood low in methyl mercury.  Read more …

  One Response to “Groups push for more seafood in US dietary guidelines”

  1. Seafood is a rather broad expression, in theory even covering things as algae and kelp maybe. I think, in light of severe overfishing in many areas and with regard to many species (ever noticed how the basis for fish fingers changes every ten or twenty years since the 1960s? – It’s because some species go near extinct and have to be replaced.), we need to think hard about using more sustainable methods for providing protein and essential fatty acids to the “masses”, like integrated aquaculture methods such as aquaponics. Calling for arbitrary changes in the composition of mankind’s menu may lead to similar consequences as the call for more biofuels has.

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